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Did FDR have Guillain-Barré?

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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I've been binging on documentaries on Netflix this winter. Did you all know that FDR most likely did not have Polio, but instead Guillain-Barre ?

He was an entirely amazing man. Just watched The Wheelchair President.  The White House doctor was pretty substandard and medicine had very few tools in its arsenal.  When he collapsed before he died, they didn't even call an ambulance.

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Did FDR have Guillain-Barré?

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience.

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Never heard that before but interesting! Yea, medicine was quite different back then.

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dianah has 43 years experience as a ADN and works as a Cath Lab/Stress Lab/Cardiology Case Management.

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I recall reading about one president who was diagnosed with hypertension while in the White House.  No cure, no meds available.  Sad.

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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9 hours ago, dianah said:

I recall reading about one president who was diagnosed with hypertension while in the White House.  No cure, no meds available.  Sad.

They mentioned that in the Wheelchair President.  Roosevelt's BP was dangerously high before he died of a  brain hemorrhage. There were no medications at the time to treat hypertension. Patients were advised to reduce stress.

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dianah has 43 years experience as a ADN and works as a Cath Lab/Stress Lab/Cardiology Case Management.

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Maybe that was the same president.  And how, praytell, is a president to reduce stress???  Again, sad.

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