The tiny figure on the operating table was hardly visible beneath swathes of sterile cotton. Plastic tape holding respirator tubes masked the infant’s snub nose and distorted her Cupid’s-bow mouth. With infinite care, surgeon John Najarian probed the gaping wound in 11month-old Jamie Fiske’s abdomen.
While the growth of transplant technology has pushed back the boundaries of conventional medicine, other frontiers await exploration. The development of artificial body parts presents scientists with perhaps their greatest challenge:By DAVID TODD2 min
The plotters had been busy for months. Ever since he captured the Parti Québécois leadership in September, 1985, Pierre Marc Johnson had been under attack, both from dissidents within the PQ and from former members who resented his push to remove independence from the party platform.By BRUCE WALLACE, BRUCE WALLACE9 min
Five years ago an economic recession, record-high interest rates and a travel industry slump nearly put Maxwell Ward out of business. Ward, chairman of Edmonton-based Wardair Inc., the country’s third-largest airline, said that he came close to defaulting on his loans even after cutting operating expenses to the “poverty level.”
It was an unusual day’s work for research scientists at the Chalk River installation of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL), 200 km northwest of Ottawa. On Nov. 10., instead of grappling with problems in their laboratories, they were meeting with a group of 85 businessmen in the company cafeteria.
In a pioneering operation that brought two Canadian infants and an internationally renowned heart transplant specialist together in California last month, Paul Hole of Surrey, B.C., became the world's youngest recipient of a heart transplant—less than eight hours after he was born.By ANNE STEACY6 min
Media, strategists had plotted the scene with precision. Two weeks earlier they had descended on Russell, Kan. (population For the Kansas senator, the return to his humble Midwestern roots served as a symbolic challenge to the man he must beat for the Republican nomination:By MARCI McDONALD6 min
Dr. Wilbert Keon entered the operating room unobtrusively. The diminutive surgeon with delicate-looking hands approached the table where an anesthetized patient lay, his chest cut open to expose a beating heart. A team of doctors, nurses and technicians stood by, their trays of sterilized instruments and battery of electronic gadgetry at the ready.By PAUL GESSELL4 min
The visit of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to the United States was bound to be a controversial event. On his last trip to Washington, in 1979, shortly after a leftist revolution overthrew Nicaraguan dictator Anastazio Somoza Debayle, the Sandinista leader received a warm welcome and offers of aid from then-president Jimmy Carter.By IAN AUSTEN3 min
When 33-year-old advertising sales representative BetsyAnne Barton returned to Toronto in June after more than a year in England, friends told her that she would find apartment rents surprisingly high. Barton said that she replied, “Don’t be stupid. London is expensive. Toronto’s not expensive.'''
Through his books and articles, Robert Reich, professor of business and public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, has become one of the rising stars of the U.S. economic scene. His program, calling for greater co-operation between government and business to improve the domestic U.S. economy and the United States’ world trading status, was embraced by farmer Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart.
Go into any large newsroom in North America, round up all the people between the ages of 30 and 45 who have never been exposed to marijuana, either to have smoked a joint or been uncritically among people who did, and you might be able to put together a table for bridge.By George Bain5 min
Stepping off a Greyhound bus from Toronto in 1961, a 17-year-old boy found himself in West Helena, Ark., by the banks of the Mississippi River, unable to believe his senses. “It smelled different and moved different,” Robbie Robertson recently recalled.By NICHOLAS JENNINGS5 min
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