Friday, February 25, 2011

Alfonso has a relapse

February 25, 1941

The condition of former King Alfonso XIII of Spain is considered "very grave," according to the New York Times.
A bulletin was issued at 9 p.m., tonight, which said that Alfonso had a suffered "a series of grave attacks involving insufficient respiratory action during the past twenty-four hours.  The attacks continue."
Only yesterday, the king's doctors had noted a "relative improvement" in the former monarch's condition.
King Alfonso's wife, Queen Victoria Eugenia, and his two sons, remain at his bedside in a Rome hospital.  His doctor, Cesare Frugoni, remains in "constant attendance," and is in "easy reach if the crisis, already grave, should become worse."

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