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September 13, 1995

Presidential Disability and the Twenty-fifth Amendment

Author Affiliations

Hagerstown, Md

JAMA. 1995;274(10):798. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530100037027

To the Editor.  —Two questions in response to the excellent article by Drs Aaron and Rockoff.1

Question:  What is shaped like a dime, weighs less than a nickel, costs barely a penny, triggers a constitutional crisis, and generates hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical bills?

Answer:  The.22-caliber bullet removed from President Reagan. Easily purchased, even today it requires no license, identification, background check, or safety training.

Question:  When will they ever learn?

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