Medicine: Physician-in-Ordinary

The personal physician of King Edward VIII, Thomas Jeeves (''Tommy") Horder, Baron Horder of Ashford, steaming into New York Harbor last week, watched U. S. Public Health physicians scrutinize passengers' wrists for early signs of smallpox. Lord Horder was amused. Said he: "They look at wrists because they did it a hundred years ago when diseases such as smallpox were a real danger. From the standpoint of medicine we are no longer so much concerned with acute, fulminating diseases as with chronic diseases. With the wear and tear of life, heart, arterial and nervous diseases are increasing. Acute diseases have almost...

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