A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 31, 1978

He was already in the boarding area at La Guardia Airport, his bags in hand, when the message came. No, he was not to fly off to Maine in pursuit of a story on astronomy. On this Monday morning he was to hurry back to the Time-Life Building and begin work on a fascinating and complex medical story. As sociate Editor Frederic Golden returned to his office and joined the other members of TIME'S medicine team: Senior Editor Leon Jaroff and Reporter-Researchers Adrianne Jucius and F. Sydnor Vanderschmidt. Together they began to sift through...

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