FDR's deadly secret /

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Main Author: Lomazow, Steven, 1948-
Other Authors: Fettmann, Eric.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York, NY : PublicAffairs, c2009.
Edition:1st ed.
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Main Author:Lomazow, Steven, 1948-
Summary:

The death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1945 sent shock waves around the world. His lifelong physician swore that the president had always been a picture of health. Later, in 1970, Roosevelt's cardiologist admitted he had been suffering from uncontrolled hypertension and that his death-from a cerebral hemorrhage-was "a cataclysmic event waiting to happen." But even this was a carefully constructed deceit, one that began in the 1930s and became acutely necessaryas America approached war.In this great medical detective story and narrative of a presidential cover-up, an exhaustive study of all available reports of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's health, and a comprehensive review of thousands of photographs, an intrepid physician-journalist team reveals that Roosevelt at his death suffered from melanoma, a skin cancer that had spread to his brain and abdomen. Roosevelt's condition was not only physically disabling, but also could have affected substantially his mental function and his ability to make decisions in the days when the nation was imperiled by World War II.

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Physical Description:x, 276 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-259) and index.
ISBN:9781586487447 (alk. paper) :
1586487442 (alk. paper) :
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Steven Lomazow, M.D. is a board-certified neurologist in practice for more than twenty-five years. He is assistant professor of neurology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, a member of the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners and former president of the Neurological Association of New Jersey. A frequent lecturer on U.S. periodical history, he is a consultant to the Freedom Forum Newseum. Eric Fettmann is associate editorial-page editor of the 'New York Post', where he has spent most of his thirty-plus-year journalism career. He is the former managing editor of 'The Jerusalem Post' and has written for 'New York', 'The Nation', 'National Review' and 'USA Today'. A journalism historian, he has contributed to numerous encyclopedias and has been a history consultant on documentary projects for the BBC and PBS.

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