THE PRESIDENCY: A Week in Bed

Last week, for the third time since he entered the White House eight years ago, illness kept Franklin Roosevelt away from his desk for seven days. Top boss of the White House was Rear Admiral Ross T. Mclntire, Surgeon General of the Navy who kept the President of the U.S. in bed most of the week.

The news of the President's illness was made public on Tuesday when his regular press conference was canceled. Presidential Secretary Stephen Early announced that he went to bed that afternoon with a "gastro-intestinal disorder" and a...

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