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  1. Abbott, Lawrence F. (ed.). The Letters of Archie Butt: Personal Aide to President Roosevelt. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924.
        Presidents · William Taft

  2. Abrams, Herbert L. "The President Has Been Shot": Confusion, Disability, and the 25th Amendment in the Aftermath of the Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1992. ISBN 0-393-03042-3 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Ronald Reagan · George Bush · George W. Bush

  3. Aldrin, Edwin E. Jr. Return to Earth. New York: Random House, 1973. ISBN 0394488326 @ Amazon

  4. Allen, Joseph. Entering Space. New York: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, 1984. ISBN 0-941434-53-2 @ Amazon

  5. Alvarez, Walter C. Nervousness Indigestion and Pain. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1943.
        Presidents · Ronald Reagan

  6. Ambrose, Stephen E. Eisenhower: Volume One: Soldier, General of the Army, President-Elect: 1890-1952. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983. ISBN 0-671-44069-1 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Dwight Eisenhower

  7. Anderson, Judith Icke. William Howard Taft: An Intimate History. New York: W. W. Norton, 1981. ISBN 0-393-01462-2 @ Amazon
        Presidents · William Taft

  8. Anonymous. Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics. New York: Warner Books, 1996. ISBN 0446604275 @ Amazon
        "Anonymous" was later revealed to be Joel Klein.

        Presidents · James Polk

  9. Bamford, James. The Puzzle Palace. New York: Penguin, 1982. ISBN 0-14-00-6748-5 @ Amazon

  10. Barker, Charles E. With President Taft in the White House. Chicago: A. Kroch and Son, 1947.
        Presidents · William Taft

  11. Barone, MA (ed). The Harriet Lane Handbook: A Manual for Pediatric House Officers. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book. ISBN 0815149441 @ Amazon
        Presidents · James Buchanan

  12. Bean, Alan; Chaikin, Andrew. Apollo: An Eyewitness Account by Astronaut/Explorer Artist/Moonwalker Alan Bean. Shelton, CT: Greenwich Workshop Press, 1998. ISBN 0867130504 @ Amazon

  13. Bean, Alan; Fraknoi, Beverly. My Life as an Astronaut. New York: Pocket Books, 1988. ISBN 0671634526 @ Amazon

  14. July 2, 2003

  15. Bolin, Terry; Stanton, Rosemary. Wind Breaks. New York: Bantam, 1995. ISBN 0-553-37537-7 @ Amazon

  16. Boller, Paul F. Jr. Presidential Anecdotes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981. ISBN 0-19-502915-1 @ Amazon
        Presidents · George Washington · John Adams · James Madison · John Q. Adams · John Tyler · James Polk · Franklin Pierce · James Buchanan · Abraham Lincoln · Andrew Johnson · Ulysses Grant · Rutherford Hayes · James Garfield · Grover Cleveland · William McKinley · Theodore Roosevelt · William Taft · Woodrow Wilson · Warren Harding · Calvin Coolidge · Dwight Eisenhower · John Kennedy · Lyndon Johnson · Gerald Ford · Ronald Reagan

  17. Bollet, Alfred Jay. Plagues and Poxes: The Impact of Human History on Epidemic Disease. Revised edition. New York: Demos, 2004. ISBN 1-888799-79-X @ Amazon
        As reviewed in New Engl J Med. 2005;352:1055-1056.

        Presidents · Franklin Roosevelt

  18. Borman, Frank; Serling, Robert J.. Countdown: An Autobiography. New York: William Morrow, 1988. ISBN 0688079296 @ Amazon

  19. Bornet, Vaughn Davis. The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. University Press of Kansas, 1983. ISBN 0700602429 @ Amazon
        See chapter XII, "I've Gone the Distance."

        Presidents · Lyndon Johnson

  20. Boulware MH. Snoring: New Answers to an Old Problem. Rockaway, NJ: American Faculty Press, 1974.
        Cited by: Fairbanks DNF. Snoring: an overview with historical perspectives. Pages 1-16 in: Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 2nd ed. Fairbanks, David N. F. and Fujita, Shiro (eds.). NY: Raven Press, 1994.

        Presidents · Theodore Roosevelt

  21. Braisted, William C.; Bell, William Hemphill; Rixey, Presley Marion. The Life Story of Presley Marion Rixey: Surgeon General, U. S. Navy 1902-1910: Biography and Autobiography. Strasburg, VA: Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., 1930.
        Rixey was the White House physician for both William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.

        Presidents · William McKinley · William Taft

  22. Britton, Nan. The President's Daughter. New York: Elizabeth Ann Guild, Inc., 1927.
        Author claims that Harding fathered an out-of-wedlock daughter with her in 1919, while he was a member of the Senate.

        Presidents · Warren Harding

  23. Brodsky, Alyn. Grover Cleveland: A Study in Character. NY: St. Martin's Press, 2000. ISBN 0-312-26883-1 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Grover Cleveland

  24. Email to Dr. Zebra Sept. 15, 2005
        Bromley wrote: "Taft never drove. He always had a driver. His driver in Washington in the Twenties was named Tom Ford." It is not clear, however, when Ford was hired or if he was behind the wheel when this incident occurred.

  25. Bromley, Michael L. William Howard Taft and the First Motoring Presidency. Jefferson, NC: MacFarland, 2003. ISBN 0-7864-1475-8 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Theodore Roosevelt · William Taft

  26. Brooks, Stewart M. Our Murdered Presidents: The Medical Story. New York: Frederick Fell, 1966.
        LCC call number R703 B873 1966.

        Presidents · James Garfield · William McKinley

  27. Bumgarner, John R. The Health of the Presidents: The 41 United States Presidents Through 1993 from a Physician's Point of View. Jefferson, NC: MacFarland & Company, 1994. ISBN 0-89950-956-8 @ Amazon
        Devotes one chapter to each President, through Clinton. Written for the layperson, well-referenced, with areas of speculation clearly identified, Dr. Zebra depends heavily on this book. Dr. Bumgarner survived the Bataan Death March and has written an unforgettable book casting a physician's eye on that experience.

        Presidents · George Washington · John Adams · Thomas Jefferson · James Monroe · Martin van Buren · John Tyler · Zachary Taylor · Franklin Pierce · James Buchanan · Abraham Lincoln · Ulysses Grant · Chester Arthur · Grover Cleveland · Benjamin Harrison · William Taft · Warren Harding · Herbert Hoover · Harry Truman · John Kennedy · Gerald Ford · Ronald Reagan · George Bush · William Clinton

  28. Burlingame, Michael. The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1994. ISBN 0-252-02086-3 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Andrew Johnson

  29. Burrough, Bryan. Dragonfly. New York: HarperCollins, 1998. ISBN 0-88730-783-3 @ Amazon

  30. Butt, Archibald W. Taft and Roosevelt: The Intimate Letters of Archie Butt, Military Aide. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1930). Volume 1: pages 1-432. Volume 2: pages 433-862.
        Butt, an Army officer, was military aide first to President Theodore Roosevelt and then to President William Taft. On April 14, 1912, Butt was at sea aboard the Titanic returning from a European vacation that Taft had insisted he take. President Taft later said: "When I heard that part of the ship's company had gone down, I gave up hope for the rescue of Major Butt, unless by accident. I knew that he would certainly remain on the ship's deck until every duty had been performed and every sacrifice made that properly fell on one charged, as he would feel himself charged, with responsibility for the rescue of others." Taft was correct. Butt did not survive the sinking.

        Presidents · William McKinley · William Taft

  31. Carpenter, M. Scott; Cooper, L. Gordon Jr.; Glenn, John H. Jr.; Grissom, Virgil I.; Schirra, Walter M. Jr.; Shepard, Alan B. Jr.; Slayton, Donald K.. We Seven. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962.

  32. Carpenter, M. Scott; Stoever, Kris. For Spacious Skies: The Uncommon Journey of a Mercury Astronaut. New York: Harcourt, 2002. ISBN 0151004676 @ Amazon

  33. Carter, Jimmy. Christmas in Plains. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. ISBN 0743224914 @ Amazon
        Presidents · James Carter

  34. Cernan, Eugene. The Last Man on the Moon. New York: St. Martin's, 1999. ISBN 0-312-19906-6 @ Amazon

  35. Chaikin, Andrew. A Man on the Moon. New York: Penguin, 1998 (original (C) 1994). ISBN 0-14-02-7201-1 @ Amazon

  36. Clancy, Tom and Horner, Chuck. Every Man a Tiger. New York: Putnam, 1999. ISBN 0-399-14493-5 @ Amazon

  37. Coletta, Paolo E. The Presidency of William Howard Taft. Lawrence, KS: The University Press of Kansas, 1973. ISBN 7006-0096-5 @ Amazon
        Presidents · William Taft

  38. Collins, Michael. Space Machine. xxx: xxx, 19xx. ISBN xxx @ Amazon

  39. Collins, Michael. Lift-Off. New York: Grove Press, 1988. ISBN 0-8021-1011-8 @ Amazon

  40. Collins, Michael. Carrying the Fire. New York: Ballantine, 1974. ISBN 081541028X @ Amazon

  41. Cooper, Henry S. F. Before Lift-Off. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins, 1987. ISBN 0801835240 @ Amazon

  42. Cooper, L. Gordon. Leap of Faith. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. ISBN 0-06-019416-2 @ Amazon

  43. Cooper, Pauline. The Medical Detectives. New York: David McKay, 1973. ISBN 0-679-50382-X @ Amazon
        Presidents · George Washington · John Kennedy

  44. Crenshaw, Charles A.; Hansen, Jens; Shaw, J. Gray. JFK: Conspiracy of Silence. New York: Signet, 1992. ISBN 0-451-40346-0 @ Amazon
        This book has been roundly criticized by other physicians involved in the Kennedy case.

        Presidents · John Kennedy · Lyndon Johnson

  45. Cunningham, Walter. The All-American Boys. New York: Macmillan, 1977. ISBN 0-02-529240-4 @ Amazon

  46. Dallek, Robert. An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy 1917-1963. Boston: Little, Brown, 2003. ISBN 0-316-17238-3 @ Amazon

  47. Dallek, Robert. An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy 1917-1963. Boston: Little, Brown, 2003. ISBN 0-316-17238-3 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Thomas Jefferson · Franklin Roosevelt · John Kennedy · Lyndon Johnson

  48. Davis, Oscar King. Released for Publication: Some Inside Political History of Theodore Roosevelt and his Times 1898-1918. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1925.
        Presidents · Theodore Roosevelt

  49. Dole, RJ. Great Presidential Wit. NY: Scribner, 2001. ISBN 0-7432-0392-5 @ Amazon
        Presidents · William Taft

  50. Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln. New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, 1996. ISBN 0-684-82535-X @ Amazon
        Presidents · George Washington

  51. Drury, Robert; Clavin, Tom. Halsey's Typhoon: The True Story of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006. ISBN 0871139480 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Gerald Ford

  52. Dugan, James. Bedlam in the boudoir. Colliers. 22 Feb. 1947; pages 17, 69-70.
        Credibility is dubious. Just before a list of Presidents, the article states: "Twenty of the 32 Presidents ... are proved or believed on a thick web of circumstance to have been nocturnal nuisances in the White House."

        · George Washington · John Adams · John Q. Adams · Martin van Buren · Millard Fillmore · Franklin Pierce · James Buchanan · Andrew Johnson · Ulysses Grant · Rutherford Hayes · Chester Arthur · Grover Cleveland · Herbert Hoover · Franklin Roosevelt

  53. Duke, Charlie. Moonwalker. Nashville: Oliver-Nelson, 1990. ISBN 0840791062 @ Amazon

  54. Evans, Hugh E. The Hidden Campaign: FDR's Health and the 1944 Election. Armonk, NY: M.E.Sharpe, 2002. ISBN 0765608553 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Franklin Roosevelt

  55. Ferrell, Robert H. Dear Bess; The Letters of Harry to Bess Truman, 1910-1959. New York: W.W. Norton, 1983.
        Presidents · Harry Truman

  56. Fisher, Jack. Stolen Glory: The McKinley Assassination. Alamar Books, 2001.
        Presidents · William McKinley

  57. Fishman RS; Da Silveira A. Lincoln's craniofacial microsomia. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007; 125: 1126-1130.
        · Abraham Lincoln

  58. Flexner, James Thomas. Washington: The Indispensible Man. Boston: Little, Brown, 1974. ISBN 0-316-28616-8 @ Amazon
        Distillation of Flexner's four-volume biography of Washington published from 1965 to 1972.

        Presidents · George Washington

  59. Foale, Colin. Waystation to the Stars. London: Headline, 1999. ISBN 0747273804 @ Amazon

  60. Frank, Justin A. Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President. NY: Regan Books (HarperCollins), 2004. ISBN 0060736704 @ Amazon
        Presidents · George W. Bush

  61. Freedman, Nancy M. Joshua: Son of None. New York: Delacorte Press, 1973.
        We don't normally cite fiction, but this is an intriguing novel about cloning and the assassination of JFK. The book starts in the emergency room at Parkland Memorial Hospital. The President has just been pronounced dead. Unable to accept this, a young physician on the scene removes some of Kennedy's lung tissue and puts it in liquid nitrogen. Many years later, after cloning technology has evolved, he approaches a wealthy industrialist named Kellogg with the idea of growing a new JFK. He recognizes, however, that to replicate the kind of man Kennedy was, the clone's upbringing and formative experiences will have to match JFK's. Thus, Joshua Francis Kellogg's life is carefully scripted with analogs to the death of Kennedy's older brother, the PT-109 incident, and so on. Among Kennedy's medical history, only his bad back is mentioned. Amazon

        Presidents · John Kennedy

  62. Gabriel, Richard A.; Metz, Karen S. A History of Military Medicine, Volume 2. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992. ISBN 0-313-28403-2 @ Amazon
        Presidents · George Washington

  63. Gandt, Robert. Bogeys and Bandits: The Making of a Fighter Pilot. New York: Penguin, 1997. ISBN 0-14-02-6412-4 @ Amazon

  64. Garn, Jake. Night Launch. New York: William Morrow, 1989. ISBN 0688067174 @ Amazon
        Garn was the U.S. Senator from Utah who flew on the Space Shuttle in the 1980s. This book is a novel.

  65. Gary, Ralph. Following Lincoln's Footsteps. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2001. ISBN 0-7867-09413 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Abraham Lincoln · Ulysses Grant · Theodore Roosevelt · Franklin Roosevelt

  66. Glenn, John H. John Glenn: A Memoir. New York: Bantam, 1999. ISBN 0-553-11074-8 @ Amazon

  67. Goldstein JH. Lincoln's vertical strabismus. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 1997 Mar-Apr;34(2):118-20.
        · Abraham Lincoln

  68. Good, Timothy S. (ed). We Saw Lincoln Shot. Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press, 1995. ISBN 0-87805-778-1 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Abraham Lincoln

  69. Grayson, CT. Woodrow Wilson -- An Intimate Memoir. New York: Holt, Rhinehart, Winston, 1960.
        Grayson was Wilson's physician during his entire tenure as President. No presidential physician before or since Grayson has had as close a relationship with the Chief Executive. It is remarkable that, in his book, Grayson devotes only one paragraph to Wilson's stroke (page 100).

        Presidents · Woodrow Wilson

  70. Grissom, Betty. Starfall. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1974. ISBN 0-690-00473-7 @ Amazon

  71. Hall, Donald (ed.). The Oxford Book of American Literary Anecdotes. Oxford: Oxford, 1981. ISBN 0-19-502938-0 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Thomas Jefferson

  72. Halstead, Murat. The Illustrious Life of William McKinley, Our Martyred President. 1901.
        Presidents · James Garfield · William McKinley

  73. Heimel, Cynthia. Combover Congress: how can we trust our leaders to manage impeachment when they can't even manage their hair?. Feb. 3, 1999.
        Caveat emptor: no written source for these statements is known to Dr. Zebra. Available on the web at:

        · Ronald Reagan · George Bush

  74. Helm, Katherine. The True Story of Mary, Wife of Lincoln. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928.
        Presidents · Andrew Johnson

  75. Henriques, Peter R. The Death of George Washington: He Died as He Lived. Mt. Vernon, VA: The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, 2000. ISBN 0-931917-035-2 @ Amazon
        Presidents · George Washington

  76. Herndon, William H. and Weik, Jesse W. Herndon's Life of Lincoln. Cleveland: World Publishing, 1942 (originally published 1888).
        Presidents · Abraham Lincoln

  77. Hewitt, D. Tell Me a Story: 50 Years and 60 Minutes. New York: Public Affairs, 2001. ISBN 1586480170 @ Amazon
        Actually, I heard this statement in an interview of Hewitt conducted by Terry Gross on the NPR radio program Fresh Air on April 10, 2001. Hewitt was publicizing his new book, so it seems reasonable to conclude that the Nixon story is somewhere in the book. Hewitt is best known as the producer of the 60 Minutes television show.

        Presidents · Richard Nixon

  78. Hicks, F. C. William Howard Taft, Yale Professor of Law & New Haven Citizen. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1945.
        Presidents · William Taft

  79. Hooper, Gordon R. The Soviet Cosmonaut Team. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: GRH Publications, 1986. ISBN 0-9511312-0-6 @ Amazon

  80. Hoover, Irwin Hood (Ike). 42 Years in the White House. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934.
        The Library of Congress contains more of Hoover's first-hand recollections of eight presidents.

        Presidents · Theodore Roosevelt · Warren Harding · Calvin Coolidge

  81. Howe. M. A. DeWolfe. George von Lengerke Meyer: His Life and Public Services. NY: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1920.
        Meyer was Postmaster General under Theodore Roosevelt and Secretary of the Navy under William Howard Taft.

        Presidents · Grover Cleveland

  82. James, Marquis. The Life of Andrew Jackson. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1938.
        A wonderful book that won the Pulitzer Prize for biography. It is actually composed of two books that were originally published separately: The Border Captain and Andrew Jackson: Portrait of a President.

        Presidents · Andrew Jackson

  83. James, Marquis. Andrew Jackson: Portrait of a President. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, unknown year (originally published in 1937 by Bobbs-Merrill).
        Presidents · Andrew Jackson · Martin van Buren · William Harrison

  84. Jaret, Peter. Blinking and thinking. In Health. July/August 1990; 4(4): 36-37.
        · Richard Nixon · George Bush · George W. Bush

  85. Johnston, RS et al (eds). Biomedical Results of Apollo (NASA SP-368). Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1975.

  86. Keen, William Williams. The Surgical Operations on President Cleveland in 1893. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co., 1917.
        The corresponding magazine article was published in the Sept. 22, 1917 Saturday Evening Post on pages 24-55.

        Presidents · Grover Cleveland

  87. Kelly, Fred. America's Astronauts and Their Indestructable Spirit. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Tab Books, 1986. ISBN 0-8306-8396-8 @ Amazon

  88. Kelly, Virginia. Leading with My Heart. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1994. ISBN 0671888005 @ Amazon
        This was reported by a reader. I have not checked the reference myself.

        Presidents · William Clinton

  89. Kolata, Gina. Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic. NY: Touchstone, 2001. ISBN 0743203984 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Gerald Ford

  90. Kraft, Christopher. Flight: My Life in Mission Control. New York: Dutton, 2001. ISBN 0525945717 @ Amazon

  91. Kunhardt DM, Kunhardt PB Jr. Twenty Days: A Narrative in Text and Pictures of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the Twenty Days and Nights That Followed. New York: Castle Books, 1965.
        Presidents · Andrew Johnson

  92. Lamon, Ward Hill. Recollections of Abraham Lincoln. Washington, DC: Dorothy Lamon Teillard, 1911.
        Presidents · James Buchanan · Abraham Lincoln

  93. Lasby, Clarence G. Eisenhower's Heart Attack: How Ike Beat Heart Disease and Held onto the Presidency. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1997. ISBN 0-7006-0822-2 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Dwight Eisenhower

  94. Lattimer, John K. Kennedy and Lincoln: Medical & Ballistic Comparisons of Their Assassinations. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980. ISBN 0-15-152281-2 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Abraham Lincoln · John Kennedy

  95. Ledgin, Norm. Diagnosing Jefferson: Evidence of a Condition that Guided his Beliefs, Behavior, and Personal Associations. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, 2000. ISBN 1885477600 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Thomas Jefferson

  96. Leech, Margaret. Reveille in Washington. Chicago: Time-Life Books, 1962 (Original (C) 1941). ISBN 0-8094-3556-X @ Amazon
        A vivid account of Washington, DC during the Civil War. Won the Pulitzer Prize.

        Presidents · Andrew Johnson

  97. Leech, Margaret. Reveille in Washington 1860-1865. Alexandria: Time-Life Books, 1962. ISBN 0-8094-3557-8 @ Amazon
        Presidents · James Buchanan

  98. Leish, Kenneth W. (ed.) and other American Heritage Editors. The American Heritage Pictorial History of the Presidents of the United States. New York: American Heritage Publishing, 1968 (in two volumes). ISBN B000AQH7Z0 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Benjamin Harrison

  99. Linenger, Jerry. Off the Planet. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000. ISBN 0-07-136112-X @ Amazon

  100. Ling and Duff. Pocket Guide to Obstetrics and Gynecology : Principles for Practice . McGraw-Hill: 2001. ISBN 083858134X @ Amazon
        Presidents · Thomas Jefferson

  101. Lovell, James. Lost Moon. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. ISBN 0-395-67029-2 @ Amazon

  102. MacMahon, Edward B. and Curry, Leonard. Medical Cover-Ups in the White House. Washington, DC: Farragut, 1987. ISBN 0-918535-01-8 @ Amazon
        Presidents · George Washington · Andrew Jackson · William Harrison · John Tyler · James Polk · Zachary Taylor · Millard Fillmore · Franklin Pierce · Abraham Lincoln · Woodrow Wilson · Warren Harding · Franklin Roosevelt · John Kennedy · Ronald Reagan

  103. Manners, William. TR and Will: A Friendship that Split the Republican Party. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1969.
        Presidents · Benjamin Harrison · Theodore Roosevelt · William Taft

  104. Marion, Robert. Was George Washington Really the Father of our Country?. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1994. ISBN 0-201-62255-6 @ Amazon
        Presidents · George Washington · Abraham Lincoln · John Kennedy

  105. Marx, Rudolph. The Health of the Presidents. New York: GP Putnam's Sons, 1960.
        Presidents · Zachary Taylor · William Taft

  106. Mathews J. The shrinking field. Washington Post. August 3, 1999. Page C1.
        Accessed through

        · George Bush · William Clinton

  107. McElroy, Robert. Grover Cleveland: The Man and the Statesman. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1923.
        Presidents · Grover Cleveland

  108. McIntire, RT. White House Physician. New York: GP Putnam's Sons, 1946.
        McIntire was FDR's White House physician. Today, there is a street named after him at the Naval Hospital complex in San Diego.

        Presidents · Franklin Roosevelt

  109. McKusick, Victor A. Mendelian Inheritance in Man. 9th ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.
        Later print editions have appeared, e.g. the 12th in 1998: Amazon (ISBN is 0801857422). The entire contents are freely available on the web as "Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)." The online version is more current than the printed version.

        Presidents · John Adams · John Q. Adams · Abraham Lincoln · John Kennedy · James Carter

  110. Mitchell, Edgar D. The Way of the Explorer. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1996. ISBN 0399141618 @ Amazon

  111. Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (ed). Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of American. 2nd ed. London: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1981. ISBN 0-85011-033-5 @ Amazon
        Enumerates the ancestors and descendants of American presidents up through Ronald Reagan.

        Presidents · George Washington · John Adams · Thomas Jefferson · James Madison · John Q. Adams · Martin van Buren · William Harrison · Zachary Taylor · Ulysses Grant · Chester Arthur · Grover Cleveland · Benjamin Harrison · Theodore Roosevelt · William Taft · Woodrow Wilson · Calvin Coolidge · Herbert Hoover · Franklin Roosevelt · Dwight Eisenhower · Richard Nixon

  112. Mullane, R. Mike. Do Your Ears Pop in Space?. New York: John Wiley, 1997. ISBN 0-471-15404-0 @ Amazon

  113. Myers, James E. The Amazing Saber Duel of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln-Herndon Building, 1968.
        Cited by Gary.

        Presidents · Abraham Lincoln

  114. Nevins, Allan. Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1933.
        Won the Pulitzer Prize for biography.

        Presidents · Grover Cleveland

  115. Nevins, Allan (ed.). The Letters of Grover Cleveland: 1850-1908. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1933.
        Presidents · Grover Cleveland



        Another fascinating web page from Dr. Zebra!


        This letter is deposited in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The online version of the letter has been incorrectly annotated by the Library staff to underplay the seriousness of the condition Reagan had. The annotation says the operation was to remove a polyp, when it was actually to remove a malignant cancer well past the polyp stage.





        Sea sickness page was viewed 11 March 2007 at:

        The Massachusetts Historical Society has searchable transcriptions of Adams' letters and autobiography available online. Letters written by his wife are also included. One of variegate porphyria's hallmarks is urine that turns red after a time. On Dec. 15, 2003 Dr. Zebra searched for the following terms in the documents above, without finding any references to Adams' urine: "urin*", "make water", "piss*", "color" (which also included colour), and "discharg*".

        Picture of a set of Washington's dentures, complete with springs.

  128. O'Brien, Cormac. Secret Lives of the US Presidents: What Your Teachers Never Told You About the Men of the White House. Philadelphia: Quirk Books, 2004. ISBN 1-931686-57-2 @ Amazon
        A marginally serious, but accurate review of presidents through 2004. Dr. Zebra is suspicious that O'Brien did not cite all of his sources properly.

  129. O'Leary, Brian. The Making of an Ex-Astronaut. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970.

  130. Obama, Barack. Dreams from My Father. New York: Three Rivers Press, Revised Edition, 2004 (original edition 1995). ISBN 1-4000-8277-3 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Barack Obama

  131. Ostergard et al (ed.). Ostergard's Urogynecology & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction . Lippincott: 2002. ISBN 0781733847 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Thomas Jefferson

  132. Page, Susan. Time-tested formulas suggest both Bush and Kerry will win on Nov. 2. USA Today. June 23, 2004.
        Accessed through

        · William McKinley · James Carter · Ronald Reagan · George W. Bush

  133. Parenti, Michael. History as Mystery. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1999. ISBN 0872863573 @ Amazon
        Pages 209-240 discuss Taylor's demise and the 1991 testing for toxic substances. Dr. Zebra has not read this book. Apparently, however, Parenti criticizes the arsenic testing performed on Taylor's hair because the arsenic concentration was reported as an average over the entire hair shaft. This would indeed tend to underestimate the arsenic concentration if Taylor had been poisoned, because if Taylor had been poisoned, arsenic would have been deposited only in the part of the hair that grew between the time of the poisoning and death -- supposedly just a few days. Thus, only the smallest bit of hair nearest the scalp would have arsenic and the rest of each hair shaft would be arsenic-free. The concentration of arsenic in the entire hair shaft is therefore irrelevant, and only the concentration nearest the scalp matters. This value was apparently not reported.

        Presidents · Zachary Taylor

  134. Park, Bert Edward. The Impact of Illness of World Leaders. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. ISBN 0-8122-8005-9 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Woodrow Wilson

  135. Parton, James. Life of Andrew Jackson. New York: Mason Brothers, 1861.
        The first of the multi-volume Jackson biographies. Three volumes.

        Presidents · Andrew Jackson

  136. Pendel, Thomas F. Thirty-Six Years in the White House. Washington: Neale Publishing Company, 1902.
        Pendel was door-keeper at the White House from the time of Lincoln to the time of Theodore Roosevelt. Full text is available on-line at It's a rather dry book, and reads as if it were written by an old man.

        Presidents · Abraham Lincoln · Ulysses Grant · James Garfield · Chester Arthur · Grover Cleveland · Benjamin Harrison · William McKinley

  137. Pogue, William. Astronaut Primer. ?? Phoenix, AZ: L 5 Society. ISBN 0935291008 @ Amazon

  138. Pogue, William. How Do You Go to the Bathroom in Space? 2nd edition. New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 1999. ISBN 031287295X @ Amazon

  139. Post, Jerrold M. and Robins, Robert S. When Illness Strikes the Leader: The Dilemma of the Captive King. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-300-06314-8 @ Amazon
        At one time Post worked for the CIA, profiling foreign leaders.

        Presidents · Woodrow Wilson · John Kennedy

  140. Pringle, Henry F. The Life and Times of William Howard Taft: A Biography. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1939.
        Presidents · Grover Cleveland · Theodore Roosevelt · William Taft · Woodrow Wilson

  141. Remini, Robert V. The Life of Andrew Jackson. New York: Penguin, 1990 (hardback 1988). ISBN 0-14-013267-8 @ Amazon
        Well-written, coherent distillation of Remini's definitive three-volume biography of Jackson.

        Presidents · Andrew Jackson · James Buchanan

  142. Ross, Ishbel. An American Family: The Tafts - 1678 to 1964. Cleveland, OH: World Publishing Co., 1964.
        Presidents · Theodore Roosevelt · William Taft · Woodrow Wilson

  143. Roueché, Berton. Eleven Blue Men and Other Narratives of Medical Detection. New York: Berkley Medallion, 14th printing, 1968 (orig. published 1955).
        A wonderful book!

        Presidents · Harry Truman

  144. Russell, Francis. The Shadow of Blooming Grove: Warren G. Harding in His Times. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968.
        Presidents · Theodore Roosevelt · Warren Harding

  145. Rutkow, Ira. James A. Garfield (American Presidents Series). New York: Times Books, 2006. ISBN 080506950X @ Amazon
        Rutkow is described as a surgeon and a historian. Very favorably reviewed in the New England Journal of Medicine:

        Presidents · James Garfield

  146. Sargent, Shirley. Yosemite's Famous Guests. Yosemite, CA: Flying Spur Press, 1970.
        Presidents · William Taft

  147. Schirra, Walter M. Schirra's Space. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1988. ISBN 1-55750-792-9 @ Amazon

  148. Seldes, George. Witness to a Century. New York: Ballantine, 1987. ISBN 0-345-33181-8 @ Amazon
        Presidents · William McKinley

  149. Sharman, Helen. Seize the Moment. London: Victor Gollancz, 1993. ISBN 0-575-05628-2 @ Amazon

  150. Shenk, Joshua Wolf. Lincoln's Melancholy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. ISBN 0618551166 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Abraham Lincoln

  151. Shepard, Alan B. and Slayton, Donald K. Moonshot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon. Atlanta: Turner Publishing, 1994. ISBN 1878685546 @ Amazon

  152. Shutes, Milton H. Lincoln and the Doctors: A Medical Narrative of the Life of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Pioneer Press, 1933.
        Presidents · Abraham Lincoln

  153. Slayton, Donald K. Deke!: U.S. Manned Space Flight from Mercury to the Shuttle. New York: Forge: St Martin's Press, 1994. ISBN 031285918X @ Amazon

  154. Smith, Gene. When the Cheering Stopped: The Last Years of Woodrow Wilson. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1964.
        Presidents · Woodrow Wilson

  155. Smith, Ira R. T.; Morris, Joe Alex. "Dear Mr. President:" The Story of Fifty Years in the White House Mail Room. New York: Julian Messner, 1949.
        Ira Smith was a peppery fellow who ran the White House mail room from 1897 to 1948. He started working during the administration of William McKinley and was the only mail room staffer until the volume of mail made it necessary to hire help during the administration of Franklin Roosevelt.

        Presidents · Theodore Roosevelt · William Taft · Warren Harding · Calvin Coolidge · Herbert Hoover

  156. Sobel, Robert. Coolidge: An American Enigma. Washington: Regnery, 1998. ISBN 0895264102 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Calvin Coolidge

  157. Sontag, Sherry and Drew, Christopher. Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage. New York: Public Affairs, 1998. ISBN 1-891620-08-8 @ Amazon

  158. Sotos, John G. The Physical Lincoln Sourcebook. Mt. Vernon, VA: Mt. Vernon Book Systems, 2008.
        More information at:

        Presidents · Abraham Lincoln

  159. Sotos, John G. The Physical Lincoln: Finding the Genetic Cause of Abraham Lincoln's Height, Homeliness, Pseudo-Depression, and Imminent Cancer Death. Mt. Vernon, VA: Mt. Vernon Book Systems, 2008.
        More information at:

        Presidents · Abraham Lincoln

  160. Stafford, Thomas P.; Cassutt, Michael. We Have Capture: Tom Stafford and the Space Race. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002. ISBN 1588340708 @ Amazon

  161. Stern, C. C. Braddock's Presidential Trivia. 3rd edition. Herndon, VA: Braddock Communications, Inc., 2001. ISBN 0-931147-65-5 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Thomas Jefferson

  162. Stoddard, Henry L. It Costs to Be President. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1938.
        Stoddard was editor and owner of the New York Evening Mail from 1900 to 1925.

        Presidents · Ulysses Grant · Rutherford Hayes · Grover Cleveland · Woodrow Wilson · Warren Harding · Franklin Roosevelt

  163. Sullivan, Mark. Our Times: 1900-1925 (Six volumes). New York: Charles Scribners' Sons, 1926-1940.
        Presidents · William Taft

  164. Summers, Anthony; Dorril, Stephen. Honeytrap: The Secret Worlds of Stephen Ward. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (91 Clapham High St. SW4 7TA), 1987. ISBN 0-297-79122-2 @ Amazon
        Much sensationalism and drivel has been written about JFK. Thus, it is very hard for anyone devoting less than full time to Kennedy studies to discern what is credible and what is not. This book strikes me as containing a mixture of credible, verifiable statements and statements best treated with skepticism.

        Presidents · John Kennedy

  165. Swenson, Lloyd S. Jr., et al. This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury. Washington: US Government Printing Office, 1966.
        Full text is available on-line at:

  166. Taft, Horace Dutton. Memories and Opinions. New York: Macmillan, 1947.
        Presidents · William Taft

  167. Taft, Mrs. William Howard (Helen Herron Taft). Recollections of Full Years. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1914.
        Presidents · William Taft

  168. Taft, William Howard. Papers of William Howard Taft. On file in the Library of Congress and selected other research libraries.
        Presidents · William Taft

  169. Tarbell, Ida. Abraham Lincoln and His Ancestors. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska, 1997.
        Originally published 1924 as In the Footsteps of the Lincolns.

        Presidents · Abraham Lincoln

  170. Titov, Gherman. I am Eagle. ??.

  171. Travell, Janet. Office Hours: Day and Night. Cleveland, OH: New American Library, 1968.
        Travell was one of Kennedy's physicians during his Presidency. Although all autobiographies are inherently narcissistic, the level in this one is tough to stomach -- almost as bad as Jerry Linenger's, in fact.

        Presidents · John Kennedy

  172. Walker, Martin. The Cold War. New York: Henry Holt, 1995. ISBN 0-8050-3454-4 @ Amazon
        Presidents · Richard Nixon · James Carter

  173. Watson, James. As I Knew Them: Memoirs of James E. Watson. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1936.
        Presidents · William Taft

  174. Weinstein, Edwin A. Woodrow Wilson: A Medical and Psychological Biography. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981.
        Presidents · Woodrow Wilson

  175. White, Paul Dudley. Heart Disease. (3rd ed.). New York: Macmillan, 1944; 4th printing May 1946.
        Presidents · Harry Truman

  176. Wilbur, Ray Lyman; with Robinson, Edgar Eugene and Edwards, Paul Carroll (eds.). The Memoirs of Ray Lyman Wilbur 1875-1949. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1960.
        Presidents · Warren Harding

  177. Wolfe, Tom. The Right Stuff. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979. ISBN 0374250332 @ Amazon

  178. Woodward, Bob. Plan of Attack. NY: Simon & Schuster, 2004. ISBN 0-7432-5548-8 @ Amazon
        Presidents · George W. Bush

  179. Woodward, Bob. Bush at War. NY: Simon & Schuster, 2002. ISBN 0743204735 @ Amazon
        Dust jacket visible at:

        Presidents · George W. Bush

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