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MEDICAL ILLNESSES OF U.S. PRESIDENTS
April 20, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 20 • 1-2 p.m.
Gene H. Ginsberg
Medical trends among U.S. president will be the focus of this lecture. We’ll discuss the ailments that were common among presidents, how many died in the White House, and how many were assassinated. We will also examine specific presidents such as FDR, Wilson, and Lincoln and how their illnesses impacted U.S. history. Finally, we will look at the history of presidents’ physicians and how the 25th Amendment deals with presidential succession in the event of a disability or death of the president.