Author: William James Maloney

The Medical Lives of History’s Famous People

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-937-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-936-2 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2014
DOI: 10.2174/97816080593621140101

Introduction

The Medical Lives of History`s Famous People highlights the effects of various diseases on the public lives of famous individuals in history. The contents of this book include chapters on the historical facts concerning Babe Ruth`s heroic battle with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, the oral cancer affecting Sigmund Freud, Celiac disease (the cause of president John F. Kennedy`s lifelong medical travails), porphyria (the condition afflicting King George), Hemophilia (the ‘Royal disease’) and much more.

The Medical Lives of History`s Famous People is an interesting and valuable resource for general readers and researchers, alike, seeking historical information about several medical ailments.

Foreword

- Pp. i
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Preface

- Pp. ii-iii (2)
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About the Author

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Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome as an Inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgeraldʼs Fictional Character ʻBenjamin Buttonʼ

- Pp. 3-10 (8)
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The Extreme Darwinian Principles of Science Fiction Writer H.G. Wells Seen in Contrast to His Personal Views Concerning His Own Diabetes

- Pp. 11-16 (6)
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The Historical Facts Concerning Babe Ruthʼs Heroic Battle with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

- Pp. 17-26 (10)
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Sigmund Freud’s Medical Travails

- Pp. 27-32 (6)
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Celiac Disease: The Cause of President John F. Kennedyʼs Life- Long Medical Travails

- Pp. 33-40 (8)
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Porphyria: The Cause of the Madness of King George

- Pp. 41-46 (6)
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President William Taft and Sleep Apnea

- Pp. 47-51 (5)
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Pottʼs Disease: The Childhood Disease of Timothy Cratchit

- Pp. 52-57 (6)
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The Cancer of President U.S. Grant

- Pp. 58-64 (7)
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The Implications of the Hemophilia of Queen Victoria

- Pp. 65-70 (6)
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The Hypertension of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

- Pp. 71-77 (7)
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The Othello Syndrome

- Pp. 78-82 (5)
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The 1981 Irish Hunger Strikers

- Pp. 83-88 (6)
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Samuel Clemens Visits the Dentist

- Pp. 89-96 (8)
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The Bellʼs Palsy of Lisa Gherardini: The Solution to the Enigma of the Mona Lisaʼs Smile

- Pp. 97-101 (5)
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The Clandestine Oral Surgery of President Grover Cleveland

- Pp. 102-108 (7)
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The Asthma of President Calvin Coolidge

- Pp. 109-112 (4)
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An Analysis of the Theory that President Abraham Lincoln Suffered from an Undiagnosed Genetic Disorder

- Pp. 113-121 (9)
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The Lazarus Syndrome

- Pp. 122-126 (5)
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Tuberculosis: The Cause of the Early Death of John Keats

- Pp. 127-130 (4)
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The Huntingtonʼs Disease of Woody Guthrie

- Pp. 131-135 (5)
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The Mowgli Syndrome

- Pp. 136-139 (4)
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Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: The Possible Medical Cause of the Conversion of St. Paul

- Pp. 140-144 (5)
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The Habsburg Jaw

- Pp. 145-147 (3)
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The Rapunzel Syndrome

- Pp. 148-151 (4)
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The Peter Pan Syndrome

- Pp. 152-155 (4)
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Damien the Leper

- Pp. 156-159 (4)
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Louis Brailleʼs Gift to the Visually Impaired

- Pp. 160-163 (4)
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The Cocaine Addiction of Sir Arthur Conan Doyleʼs Sherlock Holmes

- Pp. 164-171 (8)
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Malaria: The Disease that Claimed the Life of the Boy Pharaoh

- Pp. 172-176 (5)
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George Washingtonʼs Teeth or, the Lack Thereof

- Pp. 177-184 (8)
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Rip van Winkle Syndrome: a Medical Phenomenon from the Peaks of the Hudson Valley

- Pp. 185-189 (5)
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The Deafness of Beethoven

- Pp. 190-194 (5)
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Index

- Pp. 195-208 (14)
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