Medicine: Close to Your Heart

Staid Philadelphia was the scene of an unusually gay reunion last week, and the headquarters for it was an unlikely spot: the Charles P. Bailey Thoracic Clinic. But few celebrators anywhere could have had better cause to rejoice than the 306 graduates of heart surgery who traveled (at their own expense) from as far away as Canada and California, Puerto Rico and Venezuela to let the Bailey team of eight doctors check on their progress. All had been heart cripples a few years ago; now, with a few exceptions, they were well and proud to show it.

The Thoracic Clinic's first patient...

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