Only a handful of doctors have been responsible for the health and well-being of preisdents of the United States. This is the highly personalized story of T. Burton Smith, M.D., White House doctor to President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush during two of the most eventful years in recent American History. Dr. Smith was with President Reagan during his meetings with world leaders from Mitterand and Kohl to Gorbachev and Hirohito. He was rarely more than a few minutes away from the president and First Lady in the White House, Camp David, aboard Air Force One, or at their 688-acre ranch in California. Never before has a White House doctor described in such intimate detail what it's like to look after the most powerful man on earth. This book fills that void.
T. Burton Smith, M.D. is retired from private practice but remains active in the medical community. He is a member of the Board of Regents for the Uniformed Dervices University Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland and freqently comes back to Washington to attend their meetings. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife. Carter Henderson is an author of business books and a former foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. He lives in Florida and frequently writes on medical topics.