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By Dr. Howard Markel
It is a query that has invited many diagnoses over the last 200 years.
Long before he died at age 46, President John F. Kennedy was a very sick man.
"Dracula" abounds with fascinating references to medicine of the day.
The man best suited to operate on the president was a legendary surgeon with extensive experience in treating abdominal wounds. He, however, was in Niagara Falls. McKinley died on Sept. 14, 1901.
The turmoil of Groucho's last few years are all too familiar to adult children everywhere who are concerned with the welfare of their elderly parents and other relatives.
Huntington's disease -- which Guthrie inherited from his mother -- can lead to serious mood disorders, uncoordinated and involuntary body movements, balance problems, psychotic breaks, dementia and death.
A singer of remarkable power and range, Garland was one of the brightest stars. But she also suffered a lifetime of mental and physical health problems, fueled by addiction.
Before her early death of pancreatic cancer, the groundbreaking writer made history with "A Raisin in the Sun."…
He may have escaped his dangerous feats, yet his death has remained a source of conjecture among both magicians and surgeons.
The people in MASH units worked long hours and endured horrific stresses of warfare.
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