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John Foster Dulles, his medical history and its impact on Cold War politics.

John Foster Dulles was the United States Secretary of State during the administration of President Dwight D Eisenhower. At the height of the Cold War, Dulles was Eisenhower's emissary, traveling over 450,000 international miles, leading United States foreign policy. In November of 1956, during an international crisis involving the Suez Canal, Dulles became ill and underwent an operation for a perforated colon cancer. During much of his impactful term as Secretary of State, Dulles was being treated for this cancer that ultimately resulted in his death in May of 1959. This paper highlights the medical care of John Foster Dulles and the global events during his illness.

Citation: 

Pappas, Theodore N., and Christopher G. Willett. “John Foster Dulles, his medical history and its impact on Cold War politics.” J Med Biogr 28, no. 4 (November 2020): 213–20. https://doi.org/10.1177/0967772018771432.

Published Date: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Published In: 
J Med Biogr
PMID: 
29761726