FRANCE: Surgeons Into Poincare

Paris was more acutely prostate gland conscious, last week, than at any time since Georges ("Le Tigre") Clemenceau had his removed over five years ago. It was now a case of dealing with the prostate gland of Raymond ("Le Lion") Poincare. At the time of his resignation as Prime Minister the illness of the "Lion of Lorraine" was described as "gastric fever'' (TIME, July 29). Last week, however, the precise facts were made known by Surgeons Marion and Cosset.

As the date of his operation neared, indomitable...

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