Medicine: Treating Reagan's Pimple

Skin cancer afflicts some 500,000 Americans each year

At first there were varying explanations for the small scab on the right side of the President's nose. It was described by White House Spokesman Larry Speakes as the result of "skin irritation, a gathering of skin, a piling up of skin," possibly aggravated by "an allergic reaction" to adhesive tape that had held a naso-gastric tube in place following Reagan's surgery last month for colon cancer. Actually, it was a bit more than that, as the President himself finally admitted. "I had, well, I guess for want of a better word, a pimple," he explained last week. "I was informed...

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