Medicine: Capsules, Jun. 21, 1954

¶ Celebrating his 60th year as a practicing physician, Dr. Frank Wiedemann, 81, of Terre Haute, Ind., canceled all debts owed him by his patients, explained: "There are many doctors who are too mercenary. I like to think of medicine as a humanitarian vocation . . ." ¶Patients being treated with drugs for hypertension should take their own blood-pressure readings at home for comparison with those taken in the doctor's office. So says Dr. Edward Freis of Georgetown University Hospital. In treating 32 hypertension cases, he found office readings consistently higher than those taken at home. Had the patient's...

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