Jane Austin and Addison’s

Two medical historians, Dr George Biro and Dr Jim Leavesley, have written a book on medical conditions in historical personages. One entry caught my notice and I thought it may be of interest to the Addison’s Disease Association. Jane Austen wrote her first novel in 1811. Continue reading →

Addison’s and J.F.K.

Illness strikes even the famous John F. Kennedy, Florence Nightingale and Winston Churchill are revered in history for their deeds. Their achievements may have been greater but for illness with plagued. them. Medical writer Jim Leavesley discusses their ailments, and even suggests that Kennedy's was a factor in his death John Fitzgerald Kennedy. John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. At that time he was already a very sick man. Continue reading →