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Gov. Earl K. Long has suffered a slight heart failure, Dr. Victor L. Lief, internist and psychiatrist of the Tu-lane university medical school, announced late Wednesday night. Dr. Lief said it apparently occurred during the day Wednesday. When someone remarked that it had not seemed to slow Long's pace, Dr. Lief retorted, "That's the problem." He said, "We're con-cerned about his condition and intend to issue a statement at 10 a. m. Thursday." "Dr. Edgar Hull has been called in and a statement will be issued at that time." Dr. Hull is associate dean of the Louisiana State university medical school. He is former head of the department of internal medicine and is con* sidered an outstanding |heart specialist RAFFERTY WITH LONG Dr. Lief said that Dr. Thomas L. Rafferty, the psychiatrist who has been appointed clinical director of the southeast Louisiana State hospital, is with the governor. He said Dr. Rafferty would remain with the governor all night. The governor's nurse, Mrs. Camille Jett, is also at the Pine Manor motel, where the governor is staying. The governor, said Dr. Lief, had been put to sleep under sedation. Dr. Lief reported that Dr. Paul Pratt, the Tulane university psychiatrist, who had been with the governor since last Friday, returned to New Orleans Wednesday. This statement was issued as e conference of doctors broke uj in the governor's quarters shortly before midnight. Besides Dr. lief and Dr. Rafferty, two other physician* present during most of the evening were Dr. Robert Heath, chairman of the department of He also announced that af special session of the state!ference but the governor con-Legislature will be called for tinued to make statements and Aug. 1, at which he expects to invite questions "have a loan shark bill" which! The result was that the con- and Dr. Charles Watkins, chairman of the corresponding department at LSU medical schools. Doctors Heath, Watkins and Lief are the three doctors who have been caring for the governor since his release from the Southeast Louisiana hospital at Mande-ville last Friday. They had assigned Dr. Pratt to remain with the governor. PLANS UP IN AIR Doctors refused to answer any Questions, thus leaving up in the air the governor's proposed plans to start stumping the state this week end. The governor had said that he expected to start stumping the state on July 4 for another term as governor, provided his doctors permit. He disclosed that he expected to announce his ticket Thursday night. And in another of his series of announcements, the governor said he plans to leave Louisiana in one week for a three-week vacation trip.
|Title||Gov. Long suffers attack from heart|
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|Creator||Gillis, James H.|
Hull, Edgar, Dr.
Watkins, Charles, Dr.
Paddison, Richard M., Dr.
|Call Number||1959 p103-104|
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