The Hemisphere: The Health I've Lost

Perhaps the week's most significant Argentine development—more important in the long run than the abortive revolt —was the disclosure, on the day of the uprising, of something that had been a guarded secret: Eva Perón is gravely ill.

For more than a year rumors circulated that Evita suffered from anemia, but the terrific pace of her public life belied the reports. A fortnight ago doctors announced that she was in bed with influenza. She was so ill on the day of the revolt that she was given a blood transfusion and not told of the uprising until it was...

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