Jack, Nikita Khrushchev, Doctor Jacobson discussed on Serial Killers
Himself. How could I have been so stupid, of course, it might have had something to do with the FBI storage lockers worth of drugs that he was taking, and despite all the meds his underlying conditions. Conditions were only getting worse in fact, just a month later in May of nineteen, sixty one he throughout his back during a tree planting ceremony I mean so bad that he couldn't even walk. This was a problem because in a couple of weeks, he was supposed to fly to Europe to meet the Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in the Cold War perception was everything he couldn't show up hobbling around on crutches. He'd look like a weakling in front of the whole world press. So he decided to call this guy doctor Max Jacobsen. Doctor Jacobson was sort of a mad scientists slash doctor to the stars. He treated everyone who's anyone and he had this miracle shot that gave his patients so much energy and euphoria that they actually called him Dr. feelgood. which just as an aside, maybe never go to someone called Dr Feelgood. So with this summit, coming up Jack Invites, Dr Feelgood to the. The White, house, without consulting any of his regular doctors after one injection, Jack. Is practically leaping across the room without his crutches heels on top of the world. clear-headed. No pain. So he even asked Dr Jacobson to come with him to Europe. In case he needs another fix. So you're probably asking what was actually in these magic injections mostly amphetamines fettah means. So if you're keeping score, the president is now shooting up speed. He's on Royds, downers, narcotics, and whatever else was in Dr, Jacobson's shots because even today no one is totally sure what the full recipe was. But Jack said, I. Don't care if it's horse piss. It works. The thing about amphetamines though is when they stop working, you are in a world of trouble especially if you're trying to negotiate a peace treaty with the Soviet. Premier. When Jack arrived in Vienna for the summit Doctor Jacobson gave him a quick injection, and then he was off to the races I mean, he was even described as bounding down the steps of the embassy. He looked like he could run laps around the sixty seven year old Khrushchev. But. As soon as they got to talking Jack was clearly not functioning at one hundred percent. He bumbled his way through the whole afternoon without accomplishing really anything by dinnertime. Even reporters who saw, Jack, leaving the building could tell that his energy was crashing. And by the end of the second day, well, it's generous to assume that he was going through withdrawals because the only other explanation is that he distributed lost his mind during their very last meeting. Khrushchev threatened is up to the US to decide whether there'll be war or peace and Jack. replied. Then MR chairman there will be war, it will be a cold winter. Now, this was the exact opposite of what the US was hoping to get out of this event. Jack. said it best himself in an interview immediately after the meeting? Worst thing in my life, he savaged me. For a minute, it looked like Khrushchev might have rhetorically beaten to death a week or two after he gets back to the White House on June sixteenth, Jack comes down with a fever I. Mean, he can't even get out of bed. He has to cancel all of his appointments, his doctors on red alert because when you have Addison's disease, any small infection can potentially be. Be Life threatening. So they decide to pump him full of antibiotics and steroids and narcotics even more than usual, but his condition just keeps getting worse for a whole week by June twenty second. He nearly dies all the while the press is being told that he has a mild viral infection. The public has no idea that the commander in chief is basically on his deathbed. Miraculously. Jacks. Health finally starts to turn around he makes a slow but steady recovery and when the test comeback they all finally find out what caused this near fatal infection. Arab actor, Clohessy, a bacteria that outside of a hospital setting is usually sexually transmitted. So the president just almost died of an S. T. D. and the burning question pun intended is who gave it to him? Well, it's a little hard to narrow down because in his downtime between Ding international crises and shooting up enough drugs to kill racehorse. JFK was sleeping with just about every woman in the. Beltway. To find out what happens next listen to very presidential with Ashley Flowers, free, on spotify or wherever you get your podcasts..