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January 7, 1956

QUESTIONNAIRE SENT TO CARDIOLOGISTS

JAMA. 1956;160(1):52. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960360054011

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Abstract

A questionnaire has been mailed by the American Research Foundation, Princeton, N. J., to all heart specialists listed in the Directory of Medical Specialists. The purpose of the questionnaire apparently is to get mass medical opinion on whether the President is physically able to run for another term.

The following two questions are asked: 1. Do you think a man who has suffered a heart attack can be regarded as physically able to serve a term as President? 2. Based on what you have read about the nature of the President's illness, and assuming a normal convalescence in the next few months, do you think Mr. Eisenhower can be regarded as physically able to serve a second term? A self-addressed, air mail, special delivery envelope is enclosed for a speedy reply. No signature is required and no hint given as to how the information is to be used.

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