A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 22, 1953

Some of you may remember the Christmas card TIME sent out last year to those who had been given gift subscriptions: a string of colored cutouts representing 21 departments of the magazine. A collection of these cards now hangs in a small hospital ward in Korea. The man who hung them is Dr. Paul S. Crane, American surgeon and head of the Presbyterian Medical Center in Chonju.

Dr. Crane's collection began last February, when he received one of the cards announcing that his father, who lives in Gulf port, Miss., had given him a...

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