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Medicine: UNCLOGGING A VITAL BLOOD VESSEL

THE Wichita, Kans., laborer could not climb stairs or walk more than a few steps without feeling an exasperating pain in his legs. He did not know it but the...

Doctors: Cutting Words

A man of true science uses but few hard words, and those only when none other will answer his purpose; whereas the smatterer in science . . . thinks that by...

World: The Shah's New Troubles

Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the deposed Shah of Iran, faced yet another setback in his ill-starred 14-month exile. On the advice of his international team of...

Surgery: Ticker Triumphs

The heart is becoming more and more accessible to surgical repair. Along with surgical ingenuity, the devices that have made much open-heart surgery feasible...

Letters: Jun. 11, 1965

Decapitation Depicted Sir: The picture of the beheaded man [May 28] was very gruesome and sickening. We all know of the situation in Viet Nam without seeing...

THE TATYANA TROIKA

Well before sunrise on Tuesday morning, a high-speed convoy of government vehicles made the short drive from Boris Yeltsin's luxurious sanatorium in the village...

Notebook: Oct. 7, 1996

WINNERS & LOSERS LOVE AND MARRIAGE [WINNERS] DEION SANDERS Calls off his divorce just as it was rounding first base; wife and he try to talk it out JOHN F...

Milestones, Aug. 15, 1977

Milestones BORN. To Field Marshal Idi ("Big Daddy") Amin, 49, Uganda's belligerent, capricious President, and Madina Amin, 26, the senior of his current wives:...

EXILES: Shah's Flight

Departure before extradition? Once again, the deposed Shah of Iran was on the move. On Sunday, a spokesman for Panama's air force said that Mohammed Reza...

Education: A Pox on Medicant

To many doctors, a headache is "cephalalgia." Itching is "pruritus." Swallowing is "deglutition." Professionals tend to view such words as tools of the trade and...

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