Podcast #229: Andrew Jackson - The Emergency Medical Minute

Author: Sam Killian, M.D.

Educational Pearls

  • Andrew Jackson was the 7th president of the USA. He served 2 terms from 1829-1837.
  • He had had many medical issues during his presidency. He was said to be chronically underweight with rotting teeth. Furthermore, he had chronic infections and lead poisoning from bullets lodged in his arm and chest.
  • He suffered from smallpox that he contracted while in a British prison during the Revolutionary War.
  • He died from “dropsy” (CHF).

References: http://www.doctorzebra.com/prez/g07.htm

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