JFK's unknown doctor

Discussion in 'History' started by gipper, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. gipper
    Online

    gipper Libertarian/Anarchist

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    24,504
    Thanks Received:
    4,788
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +25,384
    Interesting story on a doctor who helped JFK with his many ailments. Notice how the doctor used primarily vitamin injections.

    Miracle Max tells for the first time the real story of "Camelot’s" Merlin, Dr. Max Jacobson, personal physician to President Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy and “a Who’s Who of the Twentieth Century.” Written by a former patient with exclusive access to the doctor’s files, this book delivers information previously unknown and exposes forty-five years of misrepresentation in the media plus those responsible for the lies. Following his escape from Berlin the night before the Nazis were going to arrest him to his rise to become the most sought after general practitioner in New York with a celebrity-studded list of patients and a hand in their greatest performances including the rescue of President Kennedy, Dr. Max Jacobson’s life is the stuff of legend. Finally, the real story of this humanitarian genius will be known. Those interested in learning about the development of vitamin-based therapies from one of its earliest proponents will be fascinated by his research and discoveries along with the history in the memoirs and testimonials from patients. This material offers vindication of the doctor’s judgment as well as those of his patients, famous or otherwise, for choosing him as their beloved physician. As the doctor liked to say, medicine made more progress during his lifetime than it had in the previous five hundred years. Herein lies his amazing journey and the stories of the lives he touched.


    MIRACLE MAX: President Kennedy’s Nutrition Physician, Dr. Max Jacobson

    by David A. Jeand’Heur and Andrew W. Saul

    (OMNS Sept ******** 2018) In the fall of 1960 shortly before the first debate with Vice President Richard M. Nixon, Senator John F. Kennedy grew so exhausted from campaigning he was slurring his speech. Mark Shaw suggested an appointment with Max Jacobson, MD. At the appointed time, Kennedy slipped away from the Secret Service at the Carlyle Hotel and took a cab to Jacobson’s office.

    Upon hearing his medical history and what medications he was taking, Dr.Jacobson gave Kennedy his first treatment, an intramuscular injection of Vitamin B-complex, A, E, D, B-12, plus 10 mg. of amphetamine to counter the fatigue brought on by his hectic campaign schedule and adrenal condition, as well as an intravenous injection of Calcium and vitamin C. Kennedy responded that his muscle weakness had disappeared and he felt calm, cool and very alert.

    After the first debate with Kennedy, Nixon commented that he had never seen Kennedy looking so healthy. The same could not be said for Mr. Nixon. Nixon’s mother called to ask if he was feeling alright. On the other hand, JFK responded so well to Jacobson’s treatments that he asked the doctor to move to Washington. Max turned him down. The Kennedys wanted Max exclusively to themselves but Max was unwilling to abandon his busy private practice, especially his two hundred multiple sclerosis patients with nowhere else to turn.

    Instead, they worked out a deal. Mark Shaw, who piloted his own Cessna, offered to fly Dr. Jacobson to the Kennedys whenever needed. Over the next few years, Shaw would fly Dr. Jacobson to Washington DC, Palm Beach, Hyannis, and Glenora. Shaw became part of the Kennedy inner circle; those very few cognizant of the President’s serious infirmities who helped keep his need for treatment a secret from the public.
    MIRACLE MAX: The True Story of President Kennedy's Physician
     
    • Informative Informative x 4
  2. Pogo
    Offline

    Pogo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2012
    Messages:
    93,127
    Thanks Received:
    13,886
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    Carolinia Agresticia; the Forest Primeval
    Ratings:
    +45,746
    I have to wonder how some ex-patient gets "exclusive access" to a doctor's files.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  3. Penelope
    Offline

    Penelope Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2014
    Messages:
    32,094
    Thanks Received:
    2,874
    Trophy Points:
    1,145
    Ratings:
    +15,792
    He was a speed freak, I should say became one due to his patient load.
    By the late 1960s, Jacobson's behavior became increasingly erratic as his own amphetamine usage increased. He began working 24-hour days and was seeing up to 30 patients per day. In 1969, one of Jacobson's clients, former Presidential photographer Mark Shaw, died at the age of 47. An autopsy showed that Shaw had died of "acute and chronic intravenous amphetamine poisoning."[12] Under questioning, Jacobson's staff admitted to buying large quantities of amphetamines to give many high level doses. The Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs seized Jacobson's supply, and his medical license was revoked on April 25, 1975, by the New York State Board of Regents.[15]

    Jacobson attempted to regain his license in 1979 but was denied. A state spokesmen stated that the then 79-year-old Jacobson didn't seem ready to enter into the "mainstream of practice" again.[12] Jacobson died in December that year.

    Googled his name.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2018
  4. sparky
    Offline

    sparky Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    6,174
    Thanks Received:
    634
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    paradise
    Ratings:
    +2,163
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  5. gipper
    Online

    gipper Libertarian/Anarchist

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    24,504
    Thanks Received:
    4,788
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +25,384
    Yes.

    President Meth
     
  6. Pogo
    Offline

    Pogo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2012
    Messages:
    93,127
    Thanks Received:
    13,886
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    Carolinia Agresticia; the Forest Primeval
    Ratings:
    +45,746
    Jacobsen's amphetamine prescriptions are also thought to be a factor in the untimely death of the extraordinary experimental filmmaker Maya Deren (at age 44) in 1961.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  7. whitehall
    Offline

    whitehall Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    36,836
    Thanks Received:
    6,240
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Western Va.
    Ratings:
    +21,343
    The media knew that JFK had a congenital back ailment that apparently required constant pain killer medication but they joked about a rocking chair rather than telling the truth to the American public.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  8. rightwinger
    Offline

    rightwinger Award Winning USMB Paid Messageboard Poster Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    165,035
    Thanks Received:
    25,406
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Ratings:
    +80,452
    With all his ailments, it is unlikely JFK would have lived into his 60s
     

Share This Page