The life, times, and health care of Harry L Hopkins: Presidential advisor and perpetual patient.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Harry Hopkins was the most important nontitled allied leader in World War II. He was the advisor to President Roosevelt who managed the diplomacy between Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin from 1941 to 1946. Throughout these times, Hopkins was ill and required transfusions, admissions to the hospital, and nutritional supplementation to keep him well enough to travel the world and manage the allied war diplomacy. There has been no unifying theory to account for all his symptoms and his reported pathologic and autopsy findings. In this paper, we will review his political and medical history and a differential diagnosis of his illness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pappas, TN; Swanson, S

Published Date

  • February 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 49 - 59

PubMed ID

  • 27342698

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1758-1087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0967772015588646


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England