Starting with the stuff in your veins, science has cooked up a whole new batch of lifesavers. They stop bleeding, check measles and mumps, even form sponges you can leave in after an operationBy GEORGE H. WALTZ JR.11 min
SOMETIMES in the affairs of men there are coincidences of such a striking character that one feels as if the gods on Olympus were playing some ironic poker game with human destinies as the chips. Within the space of a few days we have had the death of Jimmie Thomas, the Cockney engine driver who rose to Cabinet rank, then was found guilty of corruption, and the report of the judges of the Bribery Tribunal which sends another ex-railwayman, John Belcher, into the political limbo.By BEVERLEY BAXTER8 min
What has come over Maclean’s lately? Your choice of subjects for discussion, culminating in “Is This Adultery?” is not in accordance with your past traditions. You have built up a circulation as a high-class family magazine in which such subjects should have no place.
Time and a Half for Late Spawning—A British official says that goldfish in a power station pond “are working satisfactorily since nationalized.” They aren’t paid the union fish scale, either!—Toronto Star. Lose More Bathers That Way —“The way to keep a shark from biting you is to grab his fin and ride with him,” says an ichthyologist.
LIKE most businesses the one we speak of—with a slight tic of our left eye—as the magazine game has its own built-in occupational hazards. Until last week we thought we had encountered most of these. We have known the visceral twinge that could be an incipient ulcer snapping like a turtle but is probably a bad scallop we had for lunch.By The Editors4 min
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