Taft and Pickwick: Sleep Apnea in the White House

John G. Sotos, MD

CHEST. 2003;124(3) 

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Materials and Methods

I examined multiple published works about Taft and his times, plus items from the 700,000 documents in the William Howard Taft papers held by the Library of Congress.[1] As all Taft scholars have found, the candid, contemporaneous observations of Taft's closest White House aide, Major Archibald Butt,[6] proved especially valuable. I could not locate Taft's medical records.


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