Medicine: Ailing Father

As painstakingly as ever any Mayo Clinic diagnostician studied the records of a live patient, Dr. Frederick Arthur Willius and Librarian Thomas Edward Keys of the clinic's staff have been delving into the medical history of George Washington. Their research, published last week in the clinic's Proceedings, shows that, in the course of his 67-year life, Washington suffered from: measles, diphtheria, smallpox, an "infectious disease of uncertain nature," dysentery, malaria, rheumatism, pneumonia, a carbuncle, influenza, conjunctivitis, recurrent headaches, bad eyesight, a tremor of the hands, decaying teeth.


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