Letters: Jun. 4, 1965

Saving Hearts

Sir: Men like DeBakey, Ravdin and Gibbon seem to take on the proportions of demigods [May 28], especially to those of us who are now studying to take a crack at medicine. I recently had the privilege of hearing Dr. DeBakey speak on his work in cardiovascular surgery. The work that he described is nothing short of amazing. In times such as these, when so many advances are being made in surgery, it is difficult to remember that these men are not gods but mortals. This work is not a cure-all for all occlusive artery diseases, but one must admit...

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