|Significant Medical Events During Term
|73||Reagan (II)||1985||Colon cancer (Duke's B), treated surgically with right hemicolectomy.
Benign prostatic enlargement treated with surgery.
|69||Reagan (I)||1981||Life-threatening hemorrhage after gunshot to chest.
6-month recovery, residual breathless upon exertion.
Slippage of previously near-photographic memory.
|68||Harrison, W||1841||Died of pneumonia after one month in office.
|66||Eisenhower (II)||1957||Stroke, despite taking anti-coagulant medication.
|65||Buchanan||1857||Dysentery, ill for weeks.
Depression as union fractured (?).
|64||Bush, GHW||1989||Atrial fibrillation.
Graves disease treated with radiation.
Japanese vomit incident.
Adverse reaction to Halcion (?).
|64||Taylor||1847||Died after a 5-day diarrheal illness.
|62||Roosevelt, F (IV)||1945||Died after hemorrhage into brain.
Probable malignant melanoma.
Heart failure (hypertensive, congestive), treated with medication.
Anorexia and weight loss, prompting medication changes.
Intentional deception of electorate.
|62||Monroe (II)||1857||Near death after seizure; recovered.
|62||Eisenhower (I)||1953||Crohn disease of terminal ileum.
Anterior-wall myocardial infarction (heart attack).
Bowel obstruction requiring urgent surgerical operation.
Senator Biden will be 66 years old on inauguration day 2009. Should someone compile a similar table for Vice Presidents, I would be happy to publish it.