Medicine: From the Heart

Heart specialists have been derelict in their duty to medical science and in many cases to their patients, one of their own number suggested last week at a Chicago meeting of the American Heart Association. Though he was speaking at his installation as president-elect, Dr. Irvine H. Page of the Cleveland Clinic wasted no time on the usual banalities.

Medicine, said Heart Specialist Page, is still getting nowhere in its attack on heart and artery diseases (which cause more than half of all U.S. deaths). Reason: the foundation of basic scientific knowledge has not been laid. It will take time, effort and...

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