During the night 21st/22nd June, President Kennedy was stricken with a mild virus infection. This?
Janet Travell speaks
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Background: During the night 21st/22nd June, President Kennedy was stricken with a mild virus infection. This came at a time when the President had already been suffering with a strained back for several weeks.
To inform the public and alleviate anxiety about the President's health, his press secretary Pierre Salinger made a statement. His personal physician, Dr. Janet Travell then answered questions on his condition and gave her opinion on how soon he would be back at his desk.