American history 101: Presidents, vice presidents, and paralytic illness

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Neurological disease has had a profound effect on history as with the fatal stroke of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt and two of his vice presidents, Harry Truman, and Henry Wallace also suffered from acquired paralytic disorders. The sum total of the neurological problems of these three statesmen had a significant effect on their careers, and the course of history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998


  • History of neurology
  • Paralysis
  • Statesmen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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