Transplantation: Heart's Ease

The elderly man walking along the seafront, enjoying the autumn sun, looked more like a campaigning politician than a heart patient. He stopped often to shake hands with passers-by and to chuck babies under the chin. At home between constitutionals, he ate so heartily that he put on two pounds last week. It was true that every other day he dropped into the hospital for a checkup, and he was taking about 30 pills a day. But Cape Town Dentist Philip Blaiberg, 58, was in far better shape than he had been before he received his heart transplant. The...

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