Dictators and their doctors

Dalrymple, Theodore
April 2012
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;4/21/2012, Vol. 344 Issue 7853, p35
Academic Journal
The author discusses aspects of the memoirs written by doctors of dictators. He mentions that Theodor Morell, doctor of Nazi Leader Adolf Hitler, kept a secret diary where he recorded his master's symptoms and treatment that hastened the dictator's death. The author states the memoir entitled "In the Shadow of the Queen," which was intended for Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who was mentined to have suffered from prostate cancer.


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