YUGOSLAVIA: Tito's Health: A New Worry

Will Moscow intervene after the dictator's death?

For 35 years, Yugoslavs have known no other leader. Last week they were resigning themselves to the possibility that the end was nearing for Josip Broz Tito, the country's Communist Party chief and President-for-Life. A medical team at a hospital in Ljubljana reported that Tito's overall condition was good. But then the doctors admitted that an operation to remove or bypass a blood clot in his left leg "did not achieve the desired effect" and "the condition of the leg was gradually deteriorating." On Sunday morning doctors amputated Tito's left leg below the...

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