Medicine: Capsules, Sep. 24, 1956

¶ Fresh from a nine-day visit to Moscow (with five other U.S. medicos), where he inspected Soviet methods of treating and rehabilitating heart patients, Presidential Consultant Paul Dudley White touched down in Stockholm. There he told a European congress of cardiologists—he may have been inspired by Russian banquets—that overeating among leading citizens as a cause of high blood pressure and heart trouble, "may play even more of a role in the destiny of the world than the under-nutrition of hundreds of millions."

¶ Farmers and their helpers are subject to a mysterious illness called "silo-filler's disease" if they go into...

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