The Asthma of President Calvin Coolidge
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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.
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