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With proper reconditioning, some people with heart disease might even be able to climb a lofty mountain without ill effects, Howard B. Sprague '18, lecturer on Medicine, said yesterday.

Many people, following recovery from a heart attack, can go back to their former work--some even to jobs involving "heavy work"--Dr. Sprague, past president of the American Heart Association, said at the 38th annual meeting of the American College of Physicians.

He added that in any instance of the reemployment of the cardiac case, job selection depends upon the individual case, including the severity of his heart condition and his general physical and emotional condition.

Saying that both physical and emotional "stress" had been wrongly maligned in the past, Dr. Sprague noted that a certain amount of stress "actually rehabilitates many people with heart disease."

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