Jack Kennedy and Dr. Feelgood

Carlson, Peter
June 2011
American History;Jun2011, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p30
The article presents a profile of the relationship between U.S. President John F. Kennedy and doctor Max Jacobson, also known as Dr. Feelgood. It focuses on an instance where Jacobson gave Kennedy amphetamine injections prior to the President's meeting with Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev in May 1961. It chronicles the topics of the White House meeting, explores the health risks of amphetamine use, and presents comments from former Jacobson patient Chuck Spalding.


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