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Crispell and Gomez use a narrative health history of three U.S. presidents of the twentieth century-Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy-to explore the effects of serious illness of top executives on a nation's policy and prosperity. The authors try to show that the prescriptions currently regulating the transfer of power in the case of a president's disease-induced disability are inadequate, and that, even after the passage of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution in 1967, there is still a great urgency to improve the mechanism of this transfer. A consideration of the president's ultimate and lonely responsibilities
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Hidden Illness in the White House. Ann Intern Med. 1990;112:154. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-2-154_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(2):154.
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