Georgia: The Patient in T-4

On a golfing vacation under Georgia's golden autumn skies, Dwight Eisenhower loafed around the Augusta National Golf Club course and chatted amiably with many old friends. This was his 43rd visit to Augusta, and it seemed comfortably similar to all the rest—until his 15th day there.

After dining with friends, Ike and Mamie returned about 11 p.m. to "Mamie's Cabin," the seven-room house the club built for Ike in 1952, and went to bed. An hour and a half later, the former President was jolted awake by severe chest pains. At his bedside...

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