Medicine: Precaution for Ike

President Eisenhower is receiving a new and still controversial treatment in the hope of lessening the likelihood of a second heart attack. According to Dr. Paul Dudley White, the Boston heart specialist, the President takes a pill containing a drug that "thins" the blood. The treatment is tricky because if it goes too far the blood might lose all clotting power, and a nick suffered while shaving could cause dangerous bleeding. The President's doctors make frequent tests, make sure that his blood still has a safe margin of clotting power. He was taking pills daily, now takes them only when tests...

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