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'The President Is a Sick Man' Details Secret Surgery of...

Clip: 07/29/2011 | 10m 12s

When President Grover Cleveland underwent secret cancer surgery in 1893 the public was kept in the dark for weeks while he recuperated and for decades to follow. Ray Suarez discusses the history with author, Matthew Algeo, who details the happenings in his new book, "The President Is a Sick Man."

Aired: 07/29/11

Rating: NR

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