Medicine: Shuttle Fatigue

Haig tests his endurance He's breaking my heart," said former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger last week about his current counterpart. "I used to do 200 miles . .. he's doing 8,000." Alexander M. Haig Jr., 57, is also breaking records: nearly 30,000 intercontinental air miles since April 8, shuttling between Washington, London and Buenos Aires. In one grueling eight-day period he could have adjusted his watch 22 times, far exceeding Kissinger's single-zone hops between Syria, Israel and Egypt. Following an 18-hr, flight from Argentina, Haig, who underwent triple coronary bypass surgery two...

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