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Sir Winston Continues to Improve

July 11, 1962 - Sir Winston Churchill (pictured right in 1929) continued to make satisfactory progress today. His son, Randolph (left), reported that he had found his father sitting up in bed, smoking a cigar, sipping a glass of brandy, and wiggling his toes. The 87-year-old former Prime Minister is still receiving injections of an anticoagulant for the thrombosis — the development of a blood clot — in his injured leg. Sir Winston fractured his femur 14 days ago when he fell in his bedroom in a Monte Carlo hotel. He was flown to London, and surgery was performed to put a pin through the broken ends of the bone.


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