Diseases, Disorders and Diagnoses of Historical Individuals

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Anaphora Literary Press, 2015 - Biography & Autobiography - 194 pages
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Oftentimes, people look at famous individuals and think that such people are exempt from the physical limitations that bind us all as humans. Unfortunately, many times celebrities themselves think this is true. A stark reminder of this is the effects of substance misuse that have claimed the lives of too many young, otherwise healthy, luminaries in the prime of their lives. This book provides a background on each disorder or disease and, in so doing, shows the real humanity of the individual. Such is the case with baseball icon Lou Gehrig who was newly diagnosed with ALS, but truthfully believed that he was still the luckiest man on the face of the Earth. Little known facts are provided which enables the reader to feel like the subject has come alive as a real fleshandblood person from the pages of a history book. A never before seen letter from General George Patton is presented. In this letter, General Patton describes the author’s uncle as “brave.” Why did Patton have a near obsession with bravery—both that of his soldiers and himself? Was it because of the fear and humiliation which Patton himself spent a lifetime overcoming as a result of his dyslexia?
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Chapter 2
13
Chapter 3
19
Chapter 4
24
Chapter 5
31
Chapter 6
37
Chapter 7
45
Chapter 8
53
Chapter 18
109
Chapter 19
113
Chapter 20
117
Chapter 21
121
Chapter 22
127
Chapter 23
132
Chapter 24
138
Chapter 25
143

Chapter 9
57
Chapter 10
63
Chapter 11
68
Chapter 12
73
Chapter 13
79
Chapter 14
84
Chapter 15
90
Chapter 16
95
Chapter 17
103
Chapter 26
148
Chapter 27
154
Chapter 28
160
Chapter 29
171
Chapter 30
180
Index
183
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Dr. William J. Maloney is a clinical associate professor at New York University College of Dentistry. He is a fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, the New York Academy of Medicine, the Royal Society of Medicine and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Maloney is the author of over 270 professional publications. He has also been presented with the Award of Excellence from The Floating Hospital of New York City. He has also been inducted into various prestigious organizations and societies, such as The New York Academy of Medicine and The Royal Society of Medicine.

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