Books: Medicine Man

WHITE HOUSE PHYSICIAN (244 pp.)—Vice-Admiral Ross T. Mclntire—Putnam ($3).

"A White House physician," Admiral Mclntire explains, "may not wait until the President picks up a germ, runs a temperature. . . . The job is to keep him well . . . and that entails daily observation. . . . [The] medicine man of the Great White Father must have the run of the place . . . in parlor, bedroom, and bath."

As the White House physician, Mclntire observed F.D.R. almost daily throughout his presidency. No one close to Roosevelt, says Mclntire, ever thought of him as a cripple. His stupendous vitality...

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