Medicine: Winners Every Time

The 85-year-old gaffer who got a pass from the geriatrics ward of Limerick City Home and Hospital last week hobbled down the street with the same fixed purpose as many another Irishman, sick or well. He was heading for the nearest bookie to bet a tanner or a bob on the Grand National. "The sixpenny bet," said an authority on Fitzwilliam Square (Dublin's Harley Street), "is a great piece of therapy. It keeps them living—to see if their horse wins." Last Saturday, as Quare Times won at Aintree (see SPORT), the Irish hospitals...

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