Medicine: Society Speed

Dr. Max Jacobson accompanied President John F. Kennedy to his 1961 summit meeting with Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna, visited Kennedy at the White House and was often heard to boast that he treated both the Chief Executive and his wife. Last week the New York Times reported that the German-born G.P. could have done a good deal more name-dropping from his roster of rich and famous patients. The Times also suggested that those patients were getting some startling treatments. Dr. Jacobson, said the Times, had been dispensing amphetamines, the powerful stimulants known to...

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