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Health and Medical History of President

John Q. Adams

President #6: 1825-1829
Lived 1767-1848 2016 1776
Revolutionary War
1776-1783
War of 1812
1812-1815
Mexican-American War
1846-1848
Civil War
1861-1865
Spanish-American War
1898-1899
World War 1
1917-1918
World War 2
1941-1945
Korean War
1950-1953
Viet Nam War
1964-1975
Desert Storm
1990-1991
Bush's War
2001-Now

"Where could death have found him but at the post of duty?" 1a

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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

Odds & Ends · Doctors · Resources · Cited Sources

Maladies and Conditions
 This style...  ... means the event occurred while President.

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

baldness
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.

snored
Reliability of this information is uncertain. 4

stroke
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

stroke
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
Odds and Ends
Doctors
During Presidency After Presidency
Resources
 
Unger
164 reviews
Ampres Series
Remini
42 reviews
 
Nagel
87 reviews
 
Cook
78 reviews
Kansas Series
Hargreaves
1 review
Signature Series
Hecht
4 reviews
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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