GENEVA (Aug. 30)
A Swiss eye specialist who operated on Dr. Chaim Weizmann, President of Israel, in Vevey near Geneva, reported last night that the operation was completely successful. For the first time in two years, Dr. Weizmann’s sight has been completely restored.
It has only now become generally known that for the last two years Dr. Weizmann’s vision was seriously impaired. Even some of his closest friends did not know how serious the difficulty was. The physician reported that Dr. Weizmann looks much younger and will be able to take up his official duties as president of the Israeli Provisional Government at the end of September.
The doctors have ordered President Weizmann to remain hospitalized another ten days and then convalesce in Switzerland for another two weeks. He will fly to Israel, however, the last week of September, according to present plans.
The Swiss Government, while not recognizing President Weizmann’s official status, has, however, given him police protection, such as is accorded to all heads of states residing in Switzerland. Dr. Weizmann is constantly under the protection of the Swiss secret police.