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President / Viral Pneumonia #229420

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 13, 1973
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(Studio) President rests at Bethesda Naval Hospital in MD. Recovering from viral pneumonia.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Bethesda Naval Hospital, MD) Latest medical report says President conts. to have pains in right side of chest. To take schedule easy after release from hospital. Chest therapy treatment used. [Nixon's personal physician Dr. Walter TKACH - states President getting little rest with much discomfort. Doctors had difficulty in getting President to hospital. Insists on continuing schedule. Between staff and doctors, reasonable schedule for President to be worked out.] [Chest specialist Dr. Sol KATZ - says therapy for viral pneumonia is rest and medication for 7-10 days. Energy loss to continue after President leaves hospital.] Press Secretary Ron Ziegler reports President to continue with major presidential matters from bed, but won't meet with Senate Watergate committee chairperson Sam Ervin to discuss White House papers. Rumors exist that President to choose Henry Kissinger as William Rogers replacement as Secretary of State. No word that President' illness has effect on that action.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Mudd, Roger;
Rather, Dan

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