Medicine: Ike's Prognosis

Who shall decide, when Doctors disagree . . .?

—Pope

Did President Eisenhower get the right operation for his ileitis? What are his chances of regaining sufficiently good health to serve in the presidency for four more years? Politics aside, these questions have been the basis of bee-buzz conversations over cigarettes and coffee in many hospitals or medical-centers' common room since the President's operation (TIME, June 18). Neither can be answered with the kind finality that marked the first bulletins after Ike's operation.

On the operation actually performed, fellow surgeons refuse to criticize Major General Leonard Heaton who operated on the President....

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