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Stephen Hawking admitted to hospital
By Luke BakerPosted 2009/04/20 at 6:05 pm EDT
LONDON, Apr. 20, 2009 (Reuters) — Physicist Stephen Hawking, the author of "A Brief History of Time" who is almost completely paralyzed by motor neurone disease, has been urgently admitted to hospital, Cambridge University said on Monday.
Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the world's foremost physicists, addresses a public meeting in Cape Town, May 11, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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Hawking, 67, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital in Cambridge, where he is a professor of applied mathematics and theoretical physics.
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