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THE NEW YORK TIMES October 27, 1926 Page , Column
HOUDINI HAS RESTFUL DAY
The Magicians Unusual Physical Strength Helpful to His Recovery
Special to The New York Times.
DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 27An official bulletin on the condition of Harry Houdini, magician, was issued late today at Grace Hospital. It was signed by Doctors Charles T. [sic] Kennedy, John Taylor Watkins, Herbert W. Hewitt and Daniel E. Cohn, attending physicians, and read as follows:
Houdini had another restful day today. He was seen by Dr. George L. LeFevre of Muskegon, who held a consultation. Dr. LeFevre expressed satisfaction with the patients condition. Temperature, 99.4; pulse, 100; respiration, 32.
Houdini collapsed last Sunday night after giving his opening performance at the Garrick Theatre, and was taken to the hospital, where the seizure was diagnosed as an attack of acute appendicitis. An operation was performed Monday and peritonitis subsequently developed.
Physicians at the hospital believe that if Houdini recovers he will owe everything to his unusual physical strength and his previous excellent health. They believe it will take from four to five days for the full effect of the poison which caused the peritonitis to show whether it can break down Houdinis resistance.
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