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President's Father Shows Improvement

Dec. 23, 1961 - Joseph P. Kennedy, President Kennedy’s 73-year-old father, improved “considerably” in the last 24 hours, it was announced today. Although the former Ambassador to Britain is regarded as out of danger, his functional recovery remained in doubt. There has been slight functional improvement of the right leg, but Mr. Kennedy is still unable to speak. President Kennedy planned at least one visit to his father’s bedside in Palm Beach’s St. Mary’s Hospital today. His wife and two brothers and three sisters are also standing by.


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