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Friday
Dec102010

Ambassador Holbrooke Treated for Bloodclot after 'Medical Situation' at the State Department

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke was meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when he suddenly gasped and clearly suffered some sort of medical situation.

He is said to have walked out of her office on his own power and was tended to by medical personnel at the State Department before being transported to George Washington University Hospital where he was to be treated for a blood clot.

Earlier Friday, US Department of the Treasury spokesman Steve Adamske announced that Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner was also admitted to GWU Hospital. This morning Geithner was admitted for treatment for a kidney stone.

“He will have a minor surgical procedure this afternoon to remove the kidney stone, and his physician expects that he will be discharged tomorrow with orders to rest this weekend,” Adamske said. “He has been told that he should be able to return to work on Monday.”

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