Medicine: Dr. Nolen's Double Cabbage

Dr. Nolen's "douvle Cabbage"

At 47 he was only slightly overweight and considered himself reasonably fit. He ate and drank moderately, exercised often and did not smoke. But on a warm day last May, after only five minutes of racquetball, he suddenly became extremely short of breath. A burning sensation swept through his chest. Too exhausted to continue, he crouched on the ground trying to recover. Eight weeks later he was wheeled into an operating room for a coronary bypass.

Though thousands of middle-aged victims of heart disease have undergone such operations in the past decade, this was no ordinary patient. He was...

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