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Was JFK stoned half the time?

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Robert Harris, Nov 16, 2002.

  1. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Excerpts

    In Kennedy File, a Portrait of Illness and Pain
    By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN and TODD S. PURDUM

    [W] ASHINGTON, Nov. 16 ? The first thorough examination of President John F. Kennedy's medical records, conducted by an independent presidential historian with a medical consultant, has found that Kennedy suffered from more ailments, was in far greater pain and was taking many more medications than the public knew at the time or biographers have since described.

    As president, he was famous for having a bad back, and since his death, biographers have pieced together details of other illnesses, including persistent digestive problems and Addison's disease, a life-threatening lack of adrenal function.

    But newly disclosed medical files covering the last eight years of Kennedy's life, including X-rays and prescription records, show that he took painkillers, antianxiety agents, stimulants and sleeping pills, as well as hormones to keep him alive, with extra doses in times of stress.

    Full story at:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/17/p...00&en=f0d0697aa7b5d7c2&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE


    The list of drugs he took regularly is impressive. It is ssurprising that he was able to maintain such an active sex life. :)
     
  2. Sierra Mike

    Sierra Mike The Dude Abides Staff Member

    Well, it WAS the Sixties after all. :)

    SM
     
  3. jamming

    jamming Banned

    He also wore a back brace from injuries substained during the PT-109 Incident. It was very unlikely that he was all that sexually active, his brother Robert was supposedly the sexual stud.
     
  4. Jedi Writer

    Jedi Writer Guest

    Actually I've read most of that over the year but the information was printed in small pieces in separate article. I've never seen a single article the one you provided a link to that sums it all up for all to read.
     

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