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Eleanor Roosevelt Seriously Ill

Oct. 28, 1962 - Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt (pictured) was reported today as being seriously ill and not responding to treatment as had been expected. The announcement was given to news offices by a family spokesman. “The outlook for the future still is uncertain,” it said, “because of underlying anemia and intermittent fever caused by a persistent infection.” The 78-year-old widow of President Franklin D. Roosevelt returned home on Oct. 18 after three weeks at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital for treatment of anemia and a lung infection. When she was released from the hospital, doctors said Mrs. Roosevelt could recuperate at home as well as in the hospital. Since her illness, Mrs. Roosevelt has received more than 10,000 pieces of mail from well-wishers, the family spokesman said.

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