11 min

The First Patient Chasing Life

    • Mental Health

Going all the way back to George Washington, many American presidents have faced serious health issues while in office. But their administrations have often hidden the true state of the president’s health from the public. CNN presidential historian Tim Naftali explores the long history of medical issues — and medical misdirection — in the White House.

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Going all the way back to George Washington, many American presidents have faced serious health issues while in office. But their administrations have often hidden the true state of the president’s health from the public. CNN presidential historian Tim Naftali explores the long history of medical issues — and medical misdirection — in the White House.

To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

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