Hospital for 18 years. But he is best known as the doctor who saved President Ronald Reagan’s life when he was shot on March 30, 1981.
DR. JOSEPH GIORDONO SIGNED TYPESCRIPT REGARDING ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN IN 1981, "Dr. Joseph Giordono", 8 x 10, On that day, Giordano was on the sixth floor of the hospital attending patients. He was called to the emergency room where Reagan was lying on a gurney, with barely a faint pulse. “I think he was close to dying,” Giordano told the university publication George Washington Today. Giordano and his team worked quickly to stabilize Reagan so that he could be operated on for a bullet lodged an inch from his heart. This rare hand-signed typescript starts with the heading "The President and the Doctor", In part: "...In September 1984, Ronald Reagan singled out Dr. Joseph Giordono of the George Washington University Hospital for special praise. Giordono had attended the President right after the attempt to assassinate him in 1981 and Reagan credited him with saving his life. Reagan viewed Giordono's rise to prominence as a classic success story: he was the son of an Italian immigrant...put his son through college and medical school. Unfortunately for Reagan, Dr. Giordono turned out to be a Democrat...credit for his success in life went to Federal social programs that the President criticized...." In fine condition.