Sadie: No, he had that taken off just before he left for Europe. He went to, he said he had a condition, he thought it was his tooth, he had a very good set of teeth, you know. And he went to a dentist, and the dentist noticed that. He thought it was caused from that. But they never said what it was. At least he didn't tell us.
Me: Did it bother him having it?
Sadie: No, I don't think so.
Eric: No, it didn't hurt him, either.
Me: He just wanted it removed?
Sadie: No, he didn't want it removed. He said he went, he was very comical about it, he said, he went, they took him to this clinic, Columbia was it?
Sadie: Columbia hospital, one of those. And they took him to this clinic, and he said before he knew it, the doctor had him on the table and told him it had to come out. And it was [?]. And I have a sister in New York and she tried to get him to rest, come home to her home and rest after that was done, and he said, "Ahh, it was nothing." He kept on working.