I found this page on del.icio.us this morning. It’s really amazing to see all the prolific diseases that some of our presidents went though, in some cases whiel serving their country.
From George Washington’s toothlessness (he has no teeth left by middle age), to Grover Cleveland’s gout, to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s polio, to Ronald Reagan’s Alzheimer disease, and finally to George W. Bush’s colon polyps, presidents throughout history suffer from the same diseases and ailments like the rest of us.
Of course then you get to Jimmy Carter, the healthiest president according to this page. What is his single illness? It’s “severe chronic hemorrhoids”.