Medicine: The Pop Hospital

Mrs. Madge Lawson suffered from nothing more serious than varicose veins, but when Dr. Jacob C. Huffman drove her into the West Virginia University Medical Center in Morgantown last week she got a red-carpet reception. While press photographers' bulbs flashed. Mrs. Lawson, 72, got a bouquet from the third-floor nurses and was admitted for a specialist's consultation on whether she should have a ligation (minor surgery to tie off veins). Reason for the whoopdedo was that Dr. Huffman, president of the State Medical Association, had chosen Mrs. Lawson to be the first patient...

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