American Notes

THE PRESIDENT Back to Bethesda

In a regularly scheduled six-month follow-up to his surgery for colon cancer last July, President Reagan paid a return visit last week to an operating room in Bethesda Naval Hospital. What had been billed as a routine examination proved to be a complicated series of tests. Doctors clipped three tiny polyps from the wall of the President's colon and shipped them off for examination. A surgeon shaved off a tiny growth on the right side of Reagan's face and sent it, too, for a biopsy. The six-hour medical work-up also included X rays, blood tests and...

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