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The President Is a Sick Man

Matthew Algeo recounted the secret surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from President Grover Cleveland in June 1893, during one of the worst economic… read more

Matthew Algeo recounted the secret surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from President Grover Cleveland in June 1893, during one of the worst economic moments in American history. The surgery, performed on a yacht, resulted in the disappearance of the president for five days and was kept hidden from the public for twenty years. The author reported on the team of doctors that removed a third of the president’s upper jaw, the newspaper reporter who divulged the story only to meet denials from the president’s office and claims of fabrication, and the eventual release of the news in 1917. Matthew Algeo spoke and responded to questions from members of the audience at the Museum of American Finance in New York City. close

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The President Is a Sick Man

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Program ID:
300125-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jun 26, 2011 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
May 22, 2021 | 4:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jun 26, 2011 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 26, 2011 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 07, 2011 | 8:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 16, 2011 | 4:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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