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The Patient Is The President – Deaths And Near Deaths
September 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The shooting of John F. Kennedy shocked the nation. As the mortally wounded President was rushed to Parkland Hospital, surgeons scrambled to try and save him. When the patient is the President, the whole nation is watching the every move of the doctors. Since that fateful day in November 1963, every choice, action and report of the medical team has been scrutinized and second guessed by professionals and laymen alike. As a result of the historical Monday morning quarterbacking of the public, every medical treatment of every President since has been reported in minute detail!
This unique and fast paced multimedia presentation will have you enthralled as we watch doctors desperately work to save the lives of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and Reagan after they were shot. We will also look at how other Presidential health crises were handled (or mishandled) by physicians. For instance, President John Tyler might well have lived had his doctors simply done nothing at all! Woodrow Wilson’s crippling stroke was kept secret from the public, the media and even the Congress by his doctor. In each case we will look at what was done, what wasn’t done and whether medicine today might have changed the diagnosis, treatment or the outcome!