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Former President George H.W. Bush Leaves Hospital After Fall

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Jul 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 05:50:15-04

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Maine hospital after falling at his summer home and breaking a bone in his neck.

Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said that "a very grateful" Bush returned home Sunday from Maine Medical Center after four days of treatment for a fractured vertebra.

Doctors said Bush didn't suffer nerve damage when he fell at his home in Kennebunkport on Wednesday.

Doctors said they anticipate the 41st president will recover fully in three or four months.

Bush has had a form of Parkinson's disease and uses a motorized scooter or a wheelchair for mobility. The 91-year-old has been the oldest living former president.

The Republican served two terms as Ronald Reagan's vice president before being elected president in 1988. 

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