WASHINGTON — President Reagan, described by his doctors as firm and fit at 74 years of age, underwent an annual physical examination Friday, including a reassessment of a polyp partially removed from his colon last year.
Reagan flew by helicopter to Bethesda Naval Hospital in suburban Maryland for a battery of tests and examinations coordinated by Dr. Burton Smith, the White House physician.
Presidential spokesman Larry Speakes said the White House would withhold any comment on the exam until all test results have been analyzed. He indicated the report would not come until sometime next week.
After Reagan's last physical exam about nine months ago, Capt. Walter Karney, chief of internal medicine at Bethesda, pronounced the President to be "a mentally alert, robust man who appears younger than his stated age."