World: The Special Patient in Suite 201

The latest sanctuary for the deposed Shah of Iran is Suite 201 in Maadi Military Hospital, overlooking the Nile River on the outskirts of Cairo. As helicopters whirred overhead, 100 machine gun-toting soldiers cordoned off the seven-story concrete building, refusing to admit even the relatives of other patients. Inside, a team of 20 doctors labored to foster the ousted monarch's recovery from emergency surgery on his cancerous spleen. TIME Cairo Bureau Chief William Drozdiak reports on the tense medical vigil:

When the emaciated patient checked in under the private escort of Egyptian President...

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