Health of John McCain (2008)

Introduction Laws Sources Problems Invasive Melanoma Discussion A Plan Bibliography


  1. Aigner-Treworgy, Adam; Murray, Mark. "McCain's mole removed." 2008 July 28.
  2. Alam, John. "US Senator Johnn McCain and risk of melanoma-associated mortality." Lancet. 2008; 38: 1388-1394.
  3. Altman, Lawrence K. "Reagan vows to resign if doctor in White House finds him unfit." New York Times. 1980 June 11, page A1.
  4. Altman, Lawrence K. "On the Campaign Trail, Few Mentions of McCain's Bout With Melanoma." New York Times. 2008 March 9.
  5. Altman, Lawrence K.; Bumiller E. "McCain's Health Is Called Robust by His Doctors." New York Times. 2008 May 24.
  6. Alvarez, Lizette. "McCain Discloses New Case Of Malignant Melanoma." 2000 August 17.
  7. Brown, David. "POW Aftereffects in McCain Unlikely: Research Shows Past Trauma Probably Won't Affect Candidate's Life Span." Washington Post. 2008 May 23, page A06.
  8. "McCain in 'excellent health,' doctor says." 2008 May 23.
  9. Connolly, Susan M. Statement in Trastek.
  10. Dickinson, Tim. "Make-Believe Maverick: A closer look at the life and career of John McCain reveals a disturbing record of recklessness and dishonesty." Rolling Stone issue #1063. Posted online 2008 October 11 (or earlier).
  11. Eckstein, John D. Statement in Trastek.
  12. Gupta, Sanjay. "McCain in 'excellent health,' doctor says." (Video report.) 2008 May 23. [Note: to see the video, click on the VIDEO tab, located next to the READ tab.]
  13. Gupta, Sanjay. "Fit to Lead." CNN. Special Investigations Unit. Broadcast 2008 October 11. Note: I have some questions about bias in this source. They claimed that Senator McCain's temple melanoma was the size of a dime and the thickness of a nickel. It was actually larger then a penny (which is larger than a dime) and thicker than a nickel. In addition, they devoted much air time to Senator Obama's smoking history, without once mentioning that Senator McCain smoked two packs of cigarettes per day for about 25 years.
  14. Hinni, Michael L. Statement in Trastek.
  15. Holy Bible: The New King James Version. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson; Pew Library edition, 1994. (ISBN 0840704534 @
  16. Irving, Frank. "McCain's skin cancer history." 2008 July 30.
  17. Lasby, Clarence G. Eisenhower's Heart Attack: How Ike Beat Heart Disease and Held onto the Presidency. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1997. (ISBN 0-7006-0822-2 @
  18. Nasaw, Daniel. "US election: Doctors call on McCain to release details of bout with skin cancer." 2008 Sept. 18.
  19. Nordlund, James J. "Premature canities." Page 659 in: Nordlund JJ, et al (eds). The Pigmentary System. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2006. (ISBN 9781405120340 @
  20. Presidential Debate #2 of 2008. October 7, 2008.
  21. Reuters. Sen. McCain to Undergo Surgery for Skin Cancer. 2002 Feb. 4.
  22. Safire, William. "The Operating Room." New York Times. 1987 January 5, page 17. As quoted in: Abrams, Herbert L. "The President Has Been Shot": Confusion, Disability, and the 25th Amendment in the Aftermath of the Assassination of President Ronald Reagan. New York: WW Norton, 1992. Page 231. (ISBN 0-393-03042-3 @
  23. Shear, Michael D.; Brown, David. "McCain's Medical Records Indicate He Is Cancer-Free, Generally Healthy." Washington Post. 2008 May 24, page A03.
  24. Sotos, John G. Taft and Pickwick: sleep apnea in the White House. Chest. 2003; 124: 1133-1142.
  25. Sotos, John G. The Physical Lincoln Sourcebook. Mt. Vernon, VA: Mt. Vernon Book Systems, 2008, printing 1.1.
  26. Sotos, John G. The Physical Lincoln. Mt. Vernon, VA: Mt. Vernon Book Systems, 2008, printing 1.1.
  27. Tolstoy, Leo. War and Peace. New York: Knopf, 2007. (ISBN 0307266931 @
  28. Trastek VF; Eckstein JD; Hinni ML; Connolly SM. Statement Of Health Status, Prepared By Mayo Clinic At The Request Of Senator John McCain. 2008 May 23.
  29. Vartabedian, Ralph. McCain's disability pension may renew questions about his fitness." Los Angeles Times. 2008 April 22, page A12. (First on-line version had title "John McCain gets tax-free disability pension.")
  30. Young T, Peppard PE, Gottlieb DJ. Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea: a population health perspective. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002; 165: 1217-1239.