Medicine: Breast Cancer: Fear and Facts

Vice President-designate Nelson Rockefeller and his wife Happy waved at reporters in the lobby of Manhattan's Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, where only eight days before, Happy had undergone surgery for breast cancer. "We're very grateful to Betty Ford for her example to all of us," said Rockefeller. "I would like to say that self-examination and courage on the part of women throughout the world can do for them—in case they need it —what it did for Happy."

The Rockefellers had good reason to be grateful. Two weeks earlier, after reading...

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