Dr. Feelgood

The Shocking Story of the Doctor Who May Have Changed History by Treating and Drugging JFK, Marilyn, Elvis, and Other

By Richard A. Lertzman; William J. Birnes
(Skyhorse Publishing, Hardcover, 9781620875896, 191pp.)

Publication Date: May 2013

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Doctor Max Jacobson, whom the Secret Service under President John F. Kennedy code-named "Dr. Feelgood," developed a unique "energy formula" that altered the paths of some of the twentieth century's most iconic figures, including President and Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis. JFK received his first injection (a special mix of "vitamins and hormones," according to Jacobson) just before his first debate with Vice President Richard Nixon. The shot into JFK's throat not only cured his laryngitis, but also diminished the pain in his back, allowed him to stand up straighter, and invigorated the tired candidate. Kennedy demolished Nixon in that first debate and turned a tide of skepticism about Kennedy into an audience that appreciated his energy and crispness. What JFK didn't know then was that the injections were actually powerful doses of a combination of highly addictive liquid methamphetamine and steroids.
Author and researcher Rick Lertzman and "New York Times" bestselling author Bill Birnes reveal heretofore unpublished material about the mysterious Dr. Feelgood. Through well-researched prose and interviews with celebrities including George Clooney, Jerry Lewis, Yogi Berra, and Sid Caesar, the authors reveal Jacobson's vast influence on events such as the assassination of JFK, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy-Khrushchev Vienna Summit, the murder of Marilyn Monroe, the filming of the C. B. DeMille classic "The Ten Commandments," and the work of many of the great artists of that era. Jacobson destroyed the lives of several famous patients in the entertainment industry and accidentally killed his own wife, Nina, with an overdose of his formula.

About the Author
Richard A. Lertzman is the former editor and Publisher of Screen Scene Magazine and is currently a director of an Internet television network. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

William J. Birnes is the "New York Times" bestselling co-author of "The Day After Roswell" with Lt. Col. Philip J. Corso. Birnes is the publisher of "UFO Magazine" and Filament Electronic Books and was the editor of the "UFO Encyclopedia" and the McGraw-Hill "Personal Computer Programming Encyclopedia." Birnes lives in Los Angeles and New York with his wife, novelist and editor, Nancy Hayfield.
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