Foreign News: The Foreign Scalpel

For months the Shahinshah, Mohamed Reza Pahlevi, has been suffering from severe pains in his royal stomach. The symptoms seemed to point to appendicitis. The Shah wanted to leave the country to have the necessary operation performed, presumably in Western Europe or the U.S. But with his country's Nationalists screaming that anything the West could do they could do better (including running Iran's oilfields), His Majesty decided it would be unwise politically, if wise medically, to seek relief abroad. He stayed at home and suffered. But recently the appendix got too troublesome.

Secretly the Shah summoned Dr. Claude Forkner of Cornell University...

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