The World: Drink Up, Drink Up

India's Prime Minister Morarji Desai, 81, works twelve hours every day, travels incessantly around India addressing public meetings, talks with vigor and bluntness to his countrymen and conducts the business of government wherever he happens to be at the time.

What is the secret of his youthful vim?

Something of a health-food crank, the Prime Minister thrives on a regimen that includes daily doses of carrot or apple juice, milk, yogurt, honey, fresh fruit, nuts and dates, and five cloves of raw garlic. And one thing more: he drinks his own urine.

Early this month Desai startled a meeting of India's Tuberculosis Association by...

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