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Lyndon Johnson

President #36: 1963-1969
Lived 1908-1973 2016 1776
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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Maladies & Conditions  · height · infarct #1 · ER angina · type A personality · daily naps · cholecystectomy · sudden death

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

height
Johnson was six feet, three and a half inches tall 1a.

infarct #1
Big myocardial infarction (heart attack) in the 1950s. He would probably have been in his 40s. Since that time, was always afraid of being alone 2a.

ER angina
One resident physician at Parkland, who was on his way to the emergency room after Kennedy was brought in on November 22, 1963, later wrote:

As I turned to continue to Trauma Room 1, there was Lyndon Johnson, being ushered into one of the minor-medicine cubicles... His face was ashen, and he was holding his chest. Only recently, he had had a coronary, and I was afraid he was having another heart attack. 3a

type A personality
Type A personality if there ever was one. But Johnson loved it. "I don't have ulcers. I give them!" 4a

daily naps
"Napped every workday as President" 5a (no primary source given).

cholecystectomy
He was a man who was not afraid to show his healing cholecystectomy scar to the press. Famous political cartoon of scar drawn as a map of Viet Nam.

sudden death
Had sudden unexpected death. He was alone. He was found stretched out on his bed, reaching for the telephone [Califano]
Odds and Ends
Doctors
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Resources
Ampres Series
Peters
20 reviews
 
Updegrove
91 reviews
Kansas Series
Bornet
4 reviews
 
Goodwin
292 reviews
Caro Series
Caro
483 reviews
Caro Series
Caro
483 reviews
Caro Series
Caro
379 reviews
Caro Series
Caro
779 reviews
Cited Sources
  1. Dallek, Robert. An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy 1917-1963. Boston: Little, Brown, 2003.
        
    a  p.354  b  pp.349-350
  2. Califano, Joseph A. The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon B. Johnson. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
        
    a  p.28  b  pp.54-55  c  pp.137-138
  3. Crenshaw, Charles A.; Hansen, Jens; Shaw, J. Gray. JFK: Conspiracy of Silence. New York: Signet, 1992.
        
    a  p.76

    Comment: This book has been roundly criticized by other physicians involved in the Kennedy case.

  4. Boller, Paul F. Jr. Presidential Anecdotes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.
        
    a  p.309  b  p.323
  5. DeFrank, Thomas M. Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007.
        
    a  p.225
  6. Pachter, Marc. [remark made while interviewing Mark Updegrove]. Booktv. C-SPAN2, 5 November 2006.
        

    Comment: Pachter was at the time Director of the National Portrait Gallery.

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