Hyde Park, N.Y. -- On Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present FDR'S HEALTH: A MEDICAL MYSTERY in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. The program will feature renowned professor of surgery Harry S. Goldsmith, M.D. and Library Trustee Steven M. Lomazow, M.D. in conversation with Library Director Paul Sparrow. Registration is required. Visit www.fdrlibrary.org to register.


During the 1944 election Republicans began a whispering campaign about FDR's health. The President was gravely ill, they said, and might not survive another term. Roosevelt defused this speculation with an energetic burst of late campaigning. But the rumors were rooted in fact. The state of FDR's health during the last years of his life has been the subject of considerable historical investigation and debate in recent decades. This program will focus on the President's health during the latter years of his presidency. 

Dr. Harry S. Goldsmith is the author of A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE: THE HEALTH AND DEATH OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT. He has been a professor of surgery for 35 years and a student of medical history throughout his life. Dr. Goldmith has invented several surgical procedures including an operation to treat Alzheimer's disease and a procedure to treat acute spinal cord injuries. He is an author of 227 papers or book chapters, has edited three surgical texts, and has received honorary degrees from two Chinese universities. He is a surgeon, worldwide lecturer, and advisor on the application of his surgical procedures. 

Dr. Steven M. Lomazow is a board certified neurologist with a practice in Belleville, New Jersey. He is President of the Medical History Society of New Jersey and Neurological Association of New Jersey, Adjunct Professor of History at Kean University in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Vice-President of the WWII Book Club of New Jersey, Trustee of the Roosevelt Library, and member of the National Council of the Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, Massachusetts. His book, FDR'S DEADLY SECRET, co-authored with Eric Fettmann, was published by Public Affairs in 2010. 

Please contact Cliff Laube at (845) 486-7745 with questions about the event. Registration is required. Visit www.fdrlibrary.org to register.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Designed by Franklin Roosevelt and dedicated on June 30, 1941, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is the nation's first presidential library and the only one used by a sitting president. Every president since FDR has followed his example and established a presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration to preserve and make accessible to the American people the records of their presidencies. The Roosevelt Library's mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the lives and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their continuing impact on contemporary life. This work is carried out through the Library's archives and research room, museum collections and exhibitions, innovative educational programs, and engaging public programming. For more information about the Library or its programs call (800) 337-8474 or visit www.fdrlibrary.org.

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The Franklin D. Roosevelt 

Presidential Library and Museum will present FDR'S HEALTH: A MEDICAL MYSTERY

featuring Harry S. Goldsmith, M.D. and Steven M. Lomazow, M.D.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home

Registration required (www.fdrlibrary.org)


For information call: Clifford Laube at (845) 486-7745