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Transcript 2281

PRIME MINISTER HAS MINOR OPERATION

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Gorton, John

Period of Service: 10/01/1968 to 10/03/1971

More information about Gorton, John on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 13/09/1970

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 2281

FOR PRESS: P. M. No 20/ 1970
PRIME MINISTER HAi MINOR OPERATION
The Prime Minister has had to cancel his planned meeting ir.
the Chisholm By-Election in Melbourne tomorrow ( Monday) night.
Mr. Gorton returned to Canberra today after undergoing a
minor operation at the Mercy Hospital in Melbourne last week.
Arrangements had been made for him to enter the hospital during the
week's Parliamentary recess and the operation for a fistula was
performed successfully last Wednesday.
As it was only a minor operation, he had intended going ahead
with his speaking engagement for tomorrow night. However, his
doctor has advised that it would be preferable for Mr. Gorton to
take it quietly for a few more days.
CANbERRA .3 September, ! 970

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