Reagan Is Doing Fine

But he will have to ease back into full-time command

The President's fever was gone and his lung unclogged. Slightly gaunt, but on the mend, he padded last week at half speed around his hospital room. Then at week's end Ronald Reagan was driven in a limousine from George Washington University Hospital back home to the White House. Awaiting him there were some 75,000 letters and telegrams, several meadows' worth of flowers and an even ton of jelly beans.

The national surge of relief may have raised too far and fast expectations about the speed of Reagan's recovery. For at least a month,...

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