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Health and Medical History of President

John Q. Adams

President #6: 1825-1829
Lived 1767-1848 2016 1776
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"Where could death have found him but at the post of duty?" 1a


Maladies & Conditions  · inbred · baldness · snored · stroke · stroke

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Maladies and Conditions
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He was the product of a consanguineous union. His father, President John Adams, was the third cousin of his mother, Abigail 2a.

Chrome-dome baldness ran in the family, including Adams OMIM 109200. This can be a sign of carrying a variant of the polyscystic ovary gene 3. Dr. Zebra has not seen evidence that Adams was "abnormally hairy," which is another sign of males carrying the variant gene OMIM 184700.

Reliability of this information is uncertain. 4

Paralytic stroke in 1846, assumed atherosclerotic. Recovered the full use of his body and returned to Congress the following year. "When he walked into the House, slightly tottering, on the morning of February 13, everyone rose spontaneously and applauded." 1b

In 1848, he collapsed on the floor of the House from ?another stroke. He was carried to the Speaker's Room, where two days later he died. 1b
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Cited Sources
  1. Boller, Paul F. Jr. Presidential Anecdotes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.
    a  p.61, spoken by Senator Thomas Hart Benton  b  p.61  c  p.63
  2. Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (ed). Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of America. 2nd ed. London: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1981.
    a  pp.57, 69  b  p.156  c  p.153

    Comment: Maps -- in great detail -- the ancestors and descendants of American presidents through Ronald Reagan. They would have had an exhausting time with President Obama's family tree! MORE

  3. Carey, A. H.; Chan, K. L.; Short, F.; White, D.; Williamson, R.; Franks, S. Evidence for a single gene effect causing polycystic ovaries and male pattern baldness. Clin. Endocr. 1993; 38: 653-658.
  4. Dugan, James. Bedlam in the boudoir. Colliers. 22 Feb. 1947; pages 17, 69-70.

    Comment: 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."

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