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The Friends of the TMC Library are Proud to Present: 

“Hail to the Chief Complaint!”

Health Issues of Seven Former U.S. Presidents

A presentation by Leo A. Gordon, MD, FACS, Attending Surgeon, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:00 – 9:30 pm, in the first floor lobby of the TMC Library, 1133 John Freeman Blvd. 

Join us for this lively and interesting peek into the presidential ailments that plagued some of our favorite (and not so favorite) Chiefs of Staff of the US.

Did you know that George Washington’s complaint, “my throat hurts” is the leading suspect in his demise? Or that Grover Cleveland’s love of pipe smoking and chewing on his beloved cigars caused him to exclaim, “I feel a lump in my mouth.”? Come and find out why Andrew Jackson had a pain in his chest and James Garfield had a pain in his back, or why William Henry Harrison couldn’t stop coughing since he’d given his speech or that William Howard Taft kept falling asleep at meetings. And poor Dwight Eisenhower’s indigestion was the least of his problems!

Parking available in garage 3. Map for directions.

Tickets are $100 and include a one-year membership to the Friends of the TMC Library. Student tickets are $50.

For information, please call 713-799-7108 or email

Or, register online by clicking here:  “become a member of the friends of the library today”.

When registering, choose “friend” from the drop down bar.  In the comment box at the bottom of the page, please indicate number of tickets you are purchasing, name(s) of guest, and any other information you’d like to add.  See you there!


Stop that man! He shot the President!