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The 25th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was proposed to the states in July 1965, and was ratified by the required three-fourths within 18 months in early 1967. It is commonly referred to as The Presidential Disability and Succession Amendment. In subsequent years, both Amendments XXVI and...

Joe Biden's mental and cognitive functions have been the fodder for significant commentary and controversy during the 2020 presidential election. In February and May, 1988, then a Senator from Delaware, Biden underwent two brain surgeries to remove "berry" brain aneurysms, one was leaking blood; the second, asymptomatic, was discovered during...

Medical uncertainty continues to follow Joe Biden eight weeks after the November 2020 election. Legitimate questions about his mental  fitness for the presidency persist. What is the status of his physical and cognitive functioning today? Opacity, rather than transparency, or even translucency, prevails. Dr. Kevin O'Connor, the presumptive presidential physician to...

Joe Biden's medical status was not transparent prior to the November 3, 2020 election. A continuing topic on this website will be Biden's health. Will his spokesperson's reports be transparent, accurate, and truthful? We shall examine. Biden's first encounters with physicians resulted from an accident at his home on Saturday afternoon,...

As the United States drifts towards the conclusion of the disputed 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden's physician, Kevin O' Connor has remained out of the eye of the public. O'Connor issued a report of his examination of the former vice-president in 2019, a year prior to the presidential election. He...

It is almost four weeks since President Trump was released from Walter Reed Medical Center after his hospitalization for the Corona Virus. His subsequent activities apparently corroborate his claims of a 'complete recovery.' My book The White House Physician published in 2007 seemingly had relevance in the context of the President's...

Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States is infected by the Virus from China. The sequence of events to the morning of Sunday October 4, 2020 is summarized:                                                                                              Saturday, November 26: Rose Garden ceremony to announce Judge Amy Coney Barrett as nominee to fill the new vacancy on the...

In November 2019 Donald Trump made an unscheduled trip to Walter Reed Army Hospital. Rumors about a medical emergency became rampant since the hospital trip was unscheduled and it was by automobile, not by helicopter as usual. The White House press secretary generally quieted the inflammatory speculation with the explanation...

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden shrugged off a question (8/04/20) about taking a cognitive assessment test. Black CBS reporter Errol Barnett was the questioner. Biden responded, "No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test?" Biden then challenged the reporter in a peculiar way, "That's...

The matter of Presidential candidate Joe Biden's mental fitness for the presidency festers without resolution. This candidate's official and unofficial spokesmen continue to brush away questions about his mental acuity. As of this posting no recent neurological or psychiatric findings have been revealed. Moreover, no examination has been scheduled that...

Previous posts in the space have discussed the evidence that Democrat 2020 Presidential nominee Joe Biden may have early dementia. It is only fair that his opponent President Donald Trump be subjected to similar scrutiny. Just recently Biden boasted that he would match his cognitive abilities anytime anywhere against those...

Joe Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic candidate for President, has ongoing unanswered questions about his mental capacity. Two prior posts have examined at length whether the 77 year-old is exhibiting signs of dementia. The available evidence points towards an answer in the affirmative. What are the arguments that support Biden's present...

This is a highly controversial issue. This writer will attempt mightily to be non-partisan in addressing the question, although admittedly not a fan of this candidate. The following post will document speech and behavior patterns that support the notion of the candidate's mental confusion. The excerpts are taken from conservative publications....

It was not too long ago that the mental status of President Donald Trump was called into question by Democrat politicians, newspaper editorialists, and TV pundits. Stories were frequent about cabinet huddles and Dept of Justice meetings in which the invocation of Section IV of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the US...

Bernie's Medical Stonewall was the headline of a lead editorial in Saturday's Wall Street Journal. (2/22/2020). The subtitle read "He pledged to release his health records. Then he had a heart attack." After the 78 year old cardiac patient reneged on his earlier promise of transparency, his press secretary said health...

Two days after this blog's initial health analysis of Senator Bernie Sander's Health was published, the Huntington Post (Feb 10, 2020) issued a follow-up, (Bernie Sanders Walks Back Promise to Release 'Comprehensive' Medical Records). Right after his 2019 heart attack Sen. Sanders said that he would absolutely release his medical records...

The health of candidate Joe Biden remains in the news. Two reporters from The Washington Examiner interviewed Dr. David Scheiner who was Barack Obama's personal physician before his presidency. The headline from this interview shouted, "Lots of issues: Biden not a healthy guy." Dr. Scheiner worried about the candidate's potential for...