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The Hidden Campaign: FDR's Health and the 1944 Election : FDR's Health and the 1944 Election - Hugh E. Evans

The Hidden Campaign: FDR's Health and the 1944 Election

FDR's Health and the 1944 Election


Published: 31st July 2002
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In a media environment where we get more information about politicians' health than we sometimes prefer, it is hard to imagine how President Franklin D. Roosevelt's death in 1945 -- shortly after his re-election to a fourth term -- came as a sudden and unexpected shock to the nation.

Drawing on the medical notes of the physician who treated Roosevelt at the time, Dr. Hugh Evans looks at the issue of Roosevelt's health from a medical ethics perspective. He also brings to the inquiry a keen eye for the political and media considerations that led to the decision to run and not to disclose the extent of Roosevelt's illness.

List of Tables
The Twentieth-Century Presidency: A High-Risk Occupationp. 3
Pre-Presidential Years: The Defining Experiencesp. 14
Presidential Years 1933-1943: The Picture of Healthp. 26
Presidential Years 1943-1944: Decline and Deceptionp. 43
Presidential Years 1944-1945: The Last Campaignp. 62
"The Day of the Lord, April 12, 1945"p. 96
Lessons for the Twenty-First Centuryp. 118
Death Certificate of Franklin D. Rooseveltp. 135
"Clinical Notes on the Illness and Death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt"p. 137
Interviewsp. 159
Wartime Conferencesp. 163
Notesp. 165
Bibliographyp. 187
Indexp. 193
About the Authorp. 203
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ISBN: 9780765608550
ISBN-10: 0765608553
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 31st July 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.83 x 15.09  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.46