John F. Kennedy was allegedly administered shots of Methamphetamine by a man known to the Secret Service as “Dr. Feel Good.”
By John Vibes
WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) — Max Jacobson was a doctor, who in the 60’s created a new synthetic formula for methamphetamine, and a recent book reveals that he made regular trips to visit John F. Kennedy to give him shots of the drug. The concoction was apparently a mixture of sheep’s blood, goat’s blood and methamphetamine. Kennedy allegedly took the drug for chronic back pain, but regardless of the reason, regular use of methamphetamine can be extremely addictive.
Authors Richard Lertzman and William Birnes, in their book ‘Dr. Feelgood,’ allege that John F. Kennedy became addicted to the drug through a German-born doctor who also sold his medical formula to Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and Mickey Mantle (among others), The Daily Mail reported.
Kennedy also took steroids, meperidine (Demerol), methadone (Dolophine), methylphenidate (Ritalin), meprobamate (Miltown), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), miscellaneous barbiturates and thyroid hormone – though not all at the same time. A 1972 New York Times report quotes a doctor treating Kennedy who allegedly warned him about amphetamine use: “no President with his finger on the red button has any business taking stuff like that.”
Personally, I don’t have a problem with people using drugs, but I do have a problem with anyone, sober or otherwise, having their finger on the red button.
Either way, apparently the visits from DR. Feel good did improve Kennedy’s life at first.
The first shot Jacobson ever gave Kennedy left him a changed man, according to the NY Post.
“Suddenly JFK, who had entered the office tired and weak, had a bounce in his step and could move more easily, despite the pain that he lived with every day of his life. He felt stronger, cool, focused and very alert . . . almost as if the patient had become another person.” a source wrote.
However, as the book explains, things sometimes did take a turn for the worse. One passage in the book talks about a session that ended with Kennedy running naked and delirious through the halls of a hotel.
“After Jacobson left the Carlyle, the President, who at first felt invigorated and vibrant, suddenly began suffering from a serious psychotic reaction to the drugs and became manic,” the authors write. “It was an absolute psychotic break. He peeled off all of his clothing and began prancing around his hotel suite.” The Secret Service became alarmed when he left the suite and began roaming the corridor.
“He was completely naked, on the verge of paranoia, and feeling so free of pain.”
The book, titled “DR. Feel Good” is available in most bookstores.