• Short Summary

    The parents of four-year-old Birgitta Torgreen of Sundsval, Sweden, who appealed to the Queen's surgeon oculist, Sir Stewart Duke-Elder, to save their daughter's sight, have been told he cannot help.

  • Description

    The parents of four-year-old Birgitta Torgreen of Sundsval, Sweden, who appealed to the Queen's surgeon oculist, Sir Stewart Duke-Elder, to save their daughter's sight, have been told he cannot help.

    And now Birgitta - who has already lost one eye 0 must lose the other to prevent a malignant tumour spreading to her brain. This diagnosis by Swedish surgeons has been confirmed by Sir Stewart.

    Birgitta's case won world-wide sympathy, and all over Scandanavia people raised money for an operation. In her hometown of Sundsval, concerts were held to pay for her mercy trip to Britain. Her family, poor working folk, still hoped for a miracle - that would restore her sight. But now Birgitta's only chance lies in a different kind of operation - one to take away her sight - but perhaps to save her life.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6HQ8VAHOM76HV3WU4R07TC233
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HQ8VAHOM76HV3WU4R07TC233
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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