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The Physical Lincoln Complete Paperback – September 26, 2008
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Lincoln had many odd physical characteristics. Some we can't help but notice from photos. Others such as his high pitched voice we learn from the reports of those who knew him and others that only from someone with sufficient medical knowledge too make the connections.
Sotos makes those connections. He contends that Lincoln was not merely odd in appearance nor was he necessarily depressed but had a rare physical condition that impacted on his life as well as his presidency and perhaps the fate of the nation. Whether you agree with his conclusions or not it is a compelling read and raises some profound questions for us today. How much do we really need to know about the medical history of our presidents?
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This is actually two books in one cover. The second volume contains extensive research notes as well as information about other members of Lincoln's family. If that's not of interest, you can buy just the first volume separately.
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This wonderful book left me with an unexpected reward: I felt close to Lincoln, and felt I knew him for the first time not as an icon of history or even a great president, but as a... Read morePublished on August 6, 2011 by Susan K. O'brien
"The Physical Lincoln" is the product of tunneling medical scholarship of the highest order, written by an inquisitive physician. Read morePublished on November 5, 2010 by Sidney Spire
As a lifelong Lincoln devotee, I thought everything that could possibly be said about Lincoln had been said. Read morePublished on June 29, 2009 by Midge J. Markey
This book is really two books in one. The second book is technical and I didn't read it. Instead I read the first book which analyzed the health (or lack thereof) of Abraham... Read morePublished on May 22, 2009 by Amazon Customer