Thursday, November 24, 2005

High Hitler

Adolf Hitler dreamt of creating a master race - in his effort to make his dream a reality he was responsible for the Holocaust and the deaths of millions of Jews as well as those regarded as physical and mental defects.

But the Fuhrer himself was an appalling hypochondriac who abused laxatives and suffered for much of his life from stomach cramps and embarrassing flatulence. And that was simply the start...

By the time he committed suicide in 1945, the 'great' dictator was frail with tremors and a shuffling walk - a feeble condition that was kept secret from the world.

The doctor whose job it was to maintain the Fuhrer in vigorous and energetic health to pursue the Nazi project and its military ambitions was Dr Theodore Morell. Hitler had plucked Morell from his lucrative practice in Berlin to be his personal physician in 1936.


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