Nation: A Minor Ailment

Since Dwight Eisenhower's illnesses. the U.S. has come to expect frank, explicit and even intimate information about the health of its President. But John Kennedy's press aides have been reluctant to discuss the President's back injury, and his doctors have refused to say anything at all. If, as they insist, it is only "a minor ailment," then by their reticence they have needlessly caused confusion and concern.

Angry Press. All week long, Dr. Janet Travell, the White House physician, smilingly dodged the press. While the President was in Palm Beach, Associate Press Secretary...

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