The Medical Lives of History`s Famous People

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This eBook “ Medical Lives of History`s Famous People” highlights the consequences of numerous medical concerns of historical individuals. It also discusses in depth how the public lives of ...
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The Asthma of President Calvin Coolidge

Pp. 109-112 (4)

William James Maloney


Calvin Coolidge was an active, outdoor-type boy until he received his childhood diagnosis of asthma. This diagnosis had a very deep effect on the development of his personality. He grew up trying to avoid stressful or strenuous circumstances in order to not bring on the symptoms of his asthma. Asthma is a respiratory condition which many individuals throughout the world suffer with on a daily basis. Fortunately, individuals with asthma can lead very active and full lives today. The path chosen by ‘Silent Cal’ was reflected in his actions, or lack thereof, during his years as president of the United States.


Allergen, allergies, asthma, coughing, dental examinations, fissure sealants, gingivitis, heart attack, oral candidiasis, Silent Cal, sneezing, stock market, tooth enamel.


New York University College of Dentistry 345 First Avenue New York NY 10010 USA.