Interesting post. I'm looking forward to taking a look at some of the books and articles suggested here.
My own suggestion is: "In Sickness and in Power" by Sir David Owen which is a recent book that includes a particularly interesting chapter on JFK's struggle with Addison's Disease and it's consequences for US Foreign Policy from the Bay of Pigs fiasco to the Cuban Missiles Crisis.
Good luck Pranab
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>>> Pranab Chatterjee <[log in to unmask]> 02/01/09 4:55 pm >>>
I requre some help in writing an article: Diseases that Changed the Course of History.In this, I need to concentrate on diseases affecting individuals that ffected the course of history or somehow affected his own field. I have two examples to get going:
1. King George III and his afflictioon of Acute Intermittent Porphyria, how it affected the course of the American history.
2. Vincent van Gogh and his affections and how they affected his art.
It would be great if you could pitch in with some more ideas.
Thans and regards,
Pranab.MBBS (Final)Medical College, KolkataIndia Mobile: +91 98 361361 [log in to unmask]@pranabchatterjee.co.cc My Webpage & Blog
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