Cardiology: One Man's Stress . . .

Is it safe to be a boss? Are executives more subject than their subordinates to early and fatal heart attacks? Medical men, bemused by the number of young executives who made the obituary columns, used to think the danger was real. Then they realized that ditchdiggers seldom make the obit pages, and they decided to take a more careful statistical look at executives to see how the bosses fared. E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., with battalions of executives and divisions of manual workers, was an ideal place for the...

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