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Hidden Illness in the White House

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Publisher Comments:

The serious illness of three presidents—Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy—as well as the injury Ronald Reagan received in the assassination attempt upon him have revealed our woefully inadequate system for handling presidential incapacity. The authors believe that this flawed system poses a major threat to the nation, and they provide sobering reports on how the government functioned (or failed to function) during times of presidential impairment. The public was kept in the dark regarding the gravity of the presidential condition, often unaware that critical decisions were being made while the president was suffering from a severe illness.

Hidden Illness in the White House contains startling new information on the severity of Roosevelt’s illness during the crucial Yalta negotiations and the fact that Kennedy suffered from Addison’s disease, a life-threatening illness, long before he was elected to the presidency. In each case the authors demonstrate that a largely successful effort was made to conceal the president’s true medical condition from the public.

Synopsis:

Discusses the serious illnesses of three presidents, the inadaquate mechanisms in place at the time of their sicknesses and changes that would resolve problems

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword Preface Acknowledgments 1 Illness and History: An Overview 2 Woodrow Wilson: Strokes, Versailles, and the Pathology of Politics 3 Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Diagnosis of an “Unexpected” Death 4 Diplomacy and Failing Health: Roosevelt and the Final Decline 5 John F. Kennedy: “I'm the Healthiest Candidate” 6 The Twenty-fifth Amendment and the Decisions of History Notes Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822382324
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Subject:
Succession
Author:
Gomez, Carlos F.
Author:
Kenneth R. Crispell
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Presidents -- United States -- Diseases -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
History
Subject:
General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Presidents - United States - Diseases -
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1988
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
267

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History and Social Science » Law » Constitutional Law
History and Social Science » Politics » General
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History and Social Science » World History » General

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