GATES MILLS, Ohio -- Dr. Floyd Loop was sometimes thanked in unusual ways for his lifesaving work as a heart surgeon. From the president of the Philippines came a footlocker-size humidor full of hand-rolled cigars. A thoracic surgeon in China gave him the wooden carving of a leaping horse. A tour of the Loop house turns up an exotic curved dagger and scabbard, giver unknown, and a framed silk weaving that bears the likenesses of Loop and his wife, Bernadine Healy. Some items are mementos of value mainly to Loop, the former CEO of the Cleveland Clinic who died in June, and to Healy, the cardiologist and academic who headed the National Institutes of Health and the American Red Cross. She died
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