Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, National Archives and Records Administration

OPERATIONS AND WHITE HOUSE PHYSICIANS DURING REAGAN ADMINISTRATION

3/30/81 RR underwent surgery to have a bullet removed from his left lung. Performed

at George Washington University Hospital by Dr. Benjamin Aaron and Dr. Joseph Giordano.

9/83 RR began wearing a hearing aid. Said to be the long term result of a revolver being fired too close to his ears on a movie set 44 years prior.

7/12/85 RR had a polyp removed from his colon. During the procedure a second, larger polyp was discovered. Performed at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

7/13/85 RR had surgery to have the second polyp, which was found to be cancerous, removed. Also at Bethesda and performed by Dr. Dale Oller, USN, head of general surgery at Bethesda.

7/30/85 RR had surgery to have a basal cell epithelioma, a form of skin cancer, removed from his nose.

7/31/87 RR had surgery to have a basal cell epithelioma removed from his nose. Performed at Bethesda Naval Medical Center by Captain Theodore Parlette, Chief of Dermatology, Bethesda; Army Colonel John Hutton, Jr., White House physician; and Rear Admiral William M. Narva, physician to Congress.

1/7/89 RR had elective surgery to have a Dupuytrens contracture of his left hand (ring finger) corrected. Performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

PERSONAL PHYSICIANS TO THE PRESIDENT DURING THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION:

Ruge, Daniel A. 1/21/81

Smith, T. Burton 1/02/85

Hutton, John E., Jr. 1/01/87

ASSISTANT PHYSICIANS:

Dr. Eric Louie

Dr. Kenneth Lee

Dr. Rodney W. Savage

Dr. Robert Gasser

Dr. Lawrence Mohr

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