People, Aug. 28, 1972

Plagued by another abscess caused by his gunshot wounds last May, Alabama Governor George C. Wallace underwent surgery in a Birmingham hospital. Surgeons reported that the operation had been completed "without complications," that the Governor was fully awake and in good condition afterward, and that there was no reason to believe the bullets had created any spreading infection.

As if to prove that a handicap need not keep anyone out of action, Ethel Kennedy hobbled in on crutches—memento of a skiing accident five months ago—to watch 2,726 hopeful young competitors join in the...

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