Medicine: Go-Getters, Beware!

What factors are suspected of contributing to Western man's soaring death rate from heart and artery disease? Personality and behavior are emerging as increasingly .important. This week San Francisco's Dr. Meyer Friedman told the American Heart Association in Philadelphia of a link connecting an individual's behavior in a stressful occupation, through hormone channels, to the vital arteries that supply the heart. In the report, go-getters come off with a poor prognosis.

Internist Friedman and Partner Ray Rosenman had already shown that hard-driving editors, ad men, sales managers and men in similar competitive careers...

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