• Short Summary

    THE PORTUGUESE PRIME MINISTER, DR SALAZAR, WAS TONIGHT (TUESDAY) LYING PROSTRATE IN AN IRON LUNG AT THE RED CROSS CLINIC IN LISBON FOLLOWING A SERIOUS STROKE.

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    THE PORTUGUESE PRIME MINISTER, DR SALAZAR, WAS TONIGHT (TUESDAY) LYING PROSTRATE IN AN IRON LUNG AT THE RED CROSS CLINIC IN LISBON FOLLOWING A SERIOUS STROKE. THE COUNTRY'S ADVISORY COUNCIL OF STATE HAS HELD A MEETING UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF PRESIDENT AMERICO TOMAS. IT'S PURPOSE WASN'T DISCLOSED BUT IT COULD HAVE CONCERNED CONSULTATIONS ON A SUCCESSOR TO DR SALAZAR. YESTERDAY (MONDAY) PRESIDENT TOMAS AND MOST CABINET MINISTERS RUSHED TO THE RED CROSS CLINIC WHEN IT WAS RUMOURED THAT DR SALAZAR HAD SUFFERED A RELAPSE.

    THE UNITED STATES IS SENDING A LEADING NEUROLOGIST TO LISBON IN AN ATTEMPT TO SAVE THE LIFE OF DR SALAZAR. HE IS DR HOUSTON MERRITT OF THE NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK. THE TEAM OF PORTUGUESE SURGEONS AT DR SALAZAR'S BEDSIDE IS BEING LED BY THE COUNTRY'S LEADING NEURO-SURGEON, DR ANTONIO DE VASCONCELOS, WHO CARRIED OUT THE FIRST OPERATION ON DR SALAZAR.

    A HOSPITAL REPORT TONIGHT SAID DR SALAZAR SHOWED SLIGHT SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT. HOSPITAL SOURCES SAY THAT THE PRIME MINISTER IS IN A COMA AND HIS LEFT SIDE IS TOTALLY PARALYSED. DR SALAZAR SUFFERED HIS RELAPSE YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WHILE RECOVERING FROM AN OPERATION FOR THE REMOVAL OF A BLOOD CLOT FROM THE BRAIN ON SEPTEMBER 7.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5YR495NMCIVKCUK2J75B6BPH7
    Media URN:
    VLVA5YR495NMCIVKCUK2J75B6BPH7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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