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Justice Felix Frankfurter Reported Resting Comfortably in Hospital

Justice Felix Frankfurter, the only Jewish member of the United States Supreme Court, was reported resting comfortably today in the hospital after his collapse Thursday night.

The collapse was due to a “transient episode of acute carbovascular insufficiency,” a medical term for a brief interruption in normal blood supply to the brain.” The 79-year-old jurist, had a mild coronary thrombosis in 1958 and spent a month in the hospital then. Until his collapse in his Supreme Court office last week, he seemed in good health.

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