"Not Guilty!"

A man stands as a defendant before a judge in a court of law. For several weeks now this man has heard testimony tending falsely to link him with a crime. His own defense attorneys have countered this testimony with evidence of the defendant's innocence. At last each side has rested its case. It's up to the jury. After a time of deliberation, they return to the courtroom and declare, "Not guilty!"

What sweeter words could the accused hear? Not guilty! Free!

Not many of us stand before the bar of justice anxiously waiting for words that will either condemn or free us. Many people throughout the world, however, stand before the bar of medical judgment and accept a verdict of physical doom without a murmur of protest or defense.

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July 4, 1977

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