Medicine: Dr. Cardiology

Paul Dudley White's start as a practicing physician 60 years ago coincided with the hesitant, unheralded beginnings of a new medical specialty: cardiology. Dr. White nurtured and grew with it: for almost half a century his name was synonymous with the study, treatment and prevention of heart disease. Last week, as the American Heart Association was preparing to add to White's endless string of awards, death—from complications following a stroke—robbed him of what would have been a most appropriate honor.

White was to have received the James B. Herrick award, named for the...

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