Public radio host and reporter Brady Carlson discusses presidential histories, myths, and monuments, as he explores the places associated with their lives and visits their grave sites.
Bibliographic notes: p. 253-310.
Focus is on the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama. Includes information about their health, both mental and physical, and their methods of coping with stress.
Bibliography: p. 337-363.
Physician John Bumgarner provides the complete medical history of each president from George Washington to William Jefferson Clinton, reporting illnesses that affected them during their administrations. Also includes health care regimens.
Bibliography: p. 303-313.
An exploration of the efforts of selected presidents and their physicians to hide their illnesses from the public. Presidents included are Cleveland, Wilson, Harding, Franklin Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush.
Bibliography: p. 191-198.
Details the illnesses of Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt, Kennedy, Johnson, and Eisenhower. Includes a table which shows the age at death for each president, from George Washington to Richard Nixon.
Bibliography: p. 297-343.
The scandals and cover-ups associated with illnesses and diseases within the presidency for the past 230 years are examined. Their impact upon the presidency, the nation, and history are discussed. Also included are chapters on the health of selected vice-presidents and First Ladies.
Bibliography: p. 180-185.
Bibliographical notes: p. 166-179.
An illustrated compendium of the circumstances and details of death, medical treatments, final days, funerals, and resting places of each president, from George Washington to Gerald Ford.
Bibliography: p. 360-395.
A physician (John Moses) and a non-fiction writer (Wilbur Cross) conducted extensive research in medical journals from 1800 to 1979. They share detailed information about the health of selected presidents and their spouses, including Washington, Cleveland, Jackson, Harrison, Taylor, Polk, Fillmore, Pierce, Lincoln, Grant, Garfield, McKinley, and Wilson.
Bibliography: p. 237-240.
Contains essays about each First Lady. Five presidential wives died before their husbands became president; three died while their husbands were president; eight became widows during their husband’s term of office.
Bibliography: p. 491-542.
The authors discuss the effects of physical and mental illness and the consequent disability on various world leaders. Presidents included in this compilation are George Washington, Grover Cleveland, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan.
Bibliography: p. 227-235.
A series of detailed essays on the personal and political crises faced by twelve of the nation’s presidents, including Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Bill Clinton.
Includes bibliographical references.
Includes details of the deaths and funerals of the eight presidents who died in office. Four were assassinated: Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy. Four died from an illness: Harrison, Taylor, Harding, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Bibliography: p. 237-242.
Dr. Connie Mariano served nine years at the White House under Presidents George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. She participated in world headline-making news events and traveled all over the world. She cared for visiting dignitaries and was charged with caring for all the members of the First Family.
Based on documents and interviews, the author details the experiences of Dr. Joel T. Boone, assistant White House physician during the Harding and Coolidge Administrations, and White House physician during the Hoover administration.
Roos, Charles A. Physicians to the presidents, and their patients: a bio-bibliography.
Includes names and detailed information on the role of each of the physicians who cared for a president during his term in office, from George Washington to John F. Kennedy. v. 49 July 1961: 291-360
Cardiology in review
Call Number: Not in LC
Published/Created: Jan./Feb. 2013
Frishman, W. H., F. H. Zimmerman, and R. G. Lerner. Vascular and heart diseases in the incumbent presidents and vice presidents of the United States of America: a medical-historical perspective.
The article contains a review of the medical histories of incumbents who had coronary artery and cerebrovascular disease, including atrial fibrillation. v. 21, Jan./Feb. 2013: 1-8.
Rappeport, Alan. Pneumonia, polyps and gunshots: a short history of presidential health.
In a long article, the author describes candidates and presidents with challenging ailments, and their attempts to conceal these ailments from the public. Among those examined are William Henry Harrison, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan.
ORL: Journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties
Call Number: Available in Proquest Health & Medical Complete at LC
Published/Created: March 2011
Cashman, E. C., and C. Timon. Otolaryngology and the American presidency: a medical legacy.
Both Ulysses S. Grant and Grover Cleveland had head and neck diseases. This article examines their diagnosis and treatment in the “context of modern management.” v. 73: March 2011: 105-109
Achenbach, Joel, and Lillian Cunningham. The hidden history of presidential disease, sickness and secrecy.
The authors report on the long history of secrecy and concealment regarding presidential illness.
Hesse, Monica. The secret history of America’s ailing presidents and the doctors who covered up for them.
The article details the history of how, since the time of George Washington, presidential physicians have shared information about the health of individual presidents.