Cardiology: Pedaling to Health

A PATH TO BETTER HEALTH, Was the byword last week as a horde of cyclists, young and old, gathered at Holyoke, Mass., for the official opening of ten miles of packed-dirt lanes, the town's "Healthway Bicycle Paths." On hand for the inauguration ceremony was Dr. Paul Dudley White, 77, or "Dr. Heart" to countless Americans. It was he who had promoted the idea.

Six years ago Dr. White formed the "Committee for Safe Bicycling." Hoiyoke's Chamber of Commerce, backed by the Western Massachusetts Heart Association, responded to the committee's urging and prepared a circuit of trails around Ashley and McLean...

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