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. As all Taft scholars have found, the candid, contemporaneous observations of Taft's closest White House aide, Major Archibald Butt, proved especially valuable. I could not locate Taft's medical records.
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