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Sir Winston Churchill Breaks Thigh in Monte Carlo

June 28, 1962 - Sir Winston Churchill (pictured in December 1941) broke his left thigh this morning when he slipped and fell while getting out of bed. The condition of the 87-year-old world statesman was described in a medical bulletin as “good.” After an examination of X-rays, doctors in Monte Carlo, Monaco, said that the “neck of the femur,” or thigh bone, of Sir Winston had been cracked. The simple fracture, one in which the skin is not broken, involved the part of the thigh bone that connects with the socket of the hip. Physicians in London said the former Prime Minister would probably be confined to bed for four months. A Reuters dispatch said that Sir Winston was spending a somewhat restless night in the Monaco hospital.

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