People, Feb. 25, 1957

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Speaking at a medical soiree honoring him in Buffalo, New Orleans' famed Surgeon Alton Ochsner finally went all-out in his six-year battle against smoking, as the primary cause of lung cancer. Tobacco-shunning Dr. Ochsner's No. 1 shocker, raising a prospect of future U.S. smoke-easies: legal prohibition of smoking may become necessary if the incidence of lung cancer continues to increase at its present alarming rate.

As schmalz Violinist George Liberace, inseparable brother of schmalz Pianist Wladzui Valentino Liberace, strolled through the Chicago night,...

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