People: Oct. 7, 1966

Considering the 6-ft. 8-in. size of the man, it was like looking for a needle in a bonefish. Dining with University of British Columbia dons in Vancouver, Harvard Economist John Kenneth Galbraith, 57, choked on a bony hunk of the area's famed broiled salmon. As he told it, "There followed a contest, between myself and the salmon, that was a great sporting event on the whole. At the hospital, they tried casting for it; then they trolled for it, and that didn't work either. And then, after they used, a general anesthetic, I learned...

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