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Famous Persons as Patients

  • Robert B. Taylor
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Abstract

Health problems don’t affect only so-called ordinary people; famous persons suffer illness, get hurt, occasionally experience physical or psychiatric impairment, and eventually breathe their last, just like the rest of us. Here are some examples: Earvin “Magic” Johnson has the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer disease; Annette Funicello has multiple sclerosis; Bob Dole suffered a right arm injury in World War II; Ray Charles was blind; actress Mary Tyler Moore is diabetic; and Albert Einstein may have had dyslexia.

Keywords

Alzheimer Disease Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Huntington Disease Marfan Syndrome Clinical Note 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert B. Taylor
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  1. 1.Department of Family Medicine School of MedicineOregon Health & Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

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