Surgery: Heart, Lung, Brain

Half of the 24,500 members of the American College of Surgeons left their scalpels in the autoclave last week and met in Chicago for the college's annual congress. There they heard news of outstanding progress in handling life-and-death problems in three of the body's most vital organs: the heart, the lungs and the brain.

Heart: A New Pump to Save The Ordinary Attack Victim

Surgeons, who have been trying for a quarter-century to develop an effective treatment for the commonest form of heart attack—a coronary occlusion—learned in Chicago last week of a daring and original method devised by...

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