Rear Admiral George G. Burkley told newsmen at noon Saturday that President Johnson was suffering?
Burkley briefing reporters on the President's condition and the events that led to his confinement at Bethesda Naval Hospital.
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Background: Rear Admiral George G. Burkley told newsmen at noon Saturday that President Johnson was suffering from a cold and nothing more. Burkley is the President's personal physician.
Burkley told reporters he was summoned twice to the White House. The second time he ordered the President taken to the hospital in an ambulance, although he said the ambulance was more for convenience sake than anything else. he discussed the President's temperature rise and described the illness as nothing more than a cold with trachial and bronchial irritation.