THE NATION: Personal & Impersonal

From the President's bedside came homely details—so homely and so detailed as to be in bad taste in many another country, or in this country at any former time. The U.S. was told what his wife read to him, what music he heard and how it was with his eliminative processes. A British reporter was horrified at the intimacy. After listening to Dr. Paul Dudley White's candid exegesis of a medical bulletin, the Briton exclaimed: "Imagine the BBC reporting that about the Queen!" Presidential Press Secretary James Hagerty overheard him, replied: "Every American family has had a heart...

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