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Argov Remains Unconscious

Ambassador Shlomo Argov remained unconscious and listed in critical condition two weeks after he was shot through the head by a young Arab as he left a London hotel following a diplomatic dinner. A bulletin issued by the Hospital for Nervous Disease yesterday said only that the 52 year-old envoy’s condition was unchanged.

His breathing is being assisted by a respirator and he underwent a tracheotomy to further alleviate his breathing problem. The Ambassador underwent extensive brain surgery hours after he was shot on June 3. Further surgery was performed June 14 to correct a condition caused by the wound where the bullet exited from his head.

Dr. Norman Grant, the neurosurgeon who performed the first operation on Argov was unable to say when the Ambassador would regain consciousness. He had said earlier that the wound might cause permanent paralysis of his left side and that his vision might be impaired.

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