Medicine: Crusader Without a Cause

No man has fought harder against .TB than Florida's William T. Edwards, lay chairman of the state tuberculosis board. A businessman and onetime professional lobbyist for the late Albert I. Du Pont, Edwards spent much of the past 30 years lobbying for anti-TB measures. He wheedled some $30 million out of the legislature for four TB hospitals, plus millions more for other attacks on the disease. But last week Crusader Edwards, now 73, was accused by Florida's leading TB specialists of deliberately wrecking the program he had so laboriously set up. Their argument: Edwards cannot grasp just how successful his own...

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