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
Dr. Eric Louie
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Dr. Rodney W. Savage
Dr. Robert Gasser
Dr. Lawrence Mohr