Nation: A Military Move

Wearing a brilliantly patterned bathrobe and a smile to match, Dwight Eisenhower, 75, arrived at Washington's Walter Reed Hospital last week to recuperate from his second heart attack in a decade. The trip from Augusta, where he was stricken during a golfing vacation Nov. 9, had taken 13 hours (at an average 45 m.p.h.) aboard an eight-car Atlantic Coast Line Railroad train with a hospital car equipped with electronic heart-monitoring equipment and staffed by 34 doctors, nurses and military policemen. The odyssey was paid for by the Defense Department because the General's trip was billed as a "military move."

Because doctors were...

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