Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Admiral Dr. Ross McIntire

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s last illness

    Armando SusmanoChicago, Illinois, United States On April 12, 1945, the country was shocked to learn their recently-elected fourth-term president was dead. Yet even after FDR’s death, Roosevelt’s personal physician, Admiral Dr. Ross McIntire wrote that “FDR’s blood pressure and heart signs have been normal.”1 The president’s medical records were kept in a safe at Bethesda…