THE EX-PRESIDENT: A Question of Fitness

"Richard Nixon may not listen to Dr. Tkach, but he'll certainly take advice from Dr. Miller." That waspish Washington gibe reflected the cynicism, perhaps unfair, that greeted the news that this week the ex-President will finally enter a hospital for treatment of his thrombophlebitis. Dr. Walter Tkach, of course, is the former White House physician who two weeks ago, on a flying trip to California, had no luck at all in persuading Nixon to go into a hospital. Tkach even quoted his patient as saying that he feared he would die if he did so. "Dr." Miller,...

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