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Comments on "Woodrow Wilson Re-Examined: The Mind-Body Controversy Redux and Other Disputations"

Michael Marmor
Political Psychology
Vol. 4, No. 2 (Jun., 1983), pp. 325-327
DOI: 10.2307/3790942
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3790942
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Abstract

Scholars have puzzled over E. A. Weinstein's thesis that Woodrow Wilson suffered a series of incapacitating pre-Presidential strokes. Jerrold Post's article provides support for my own view that Wilson's complaints during that period were not a result of stroke, but were probably of peripheral nervous or musculoskeletal origin. A case in point is the ocular hemorrhage that Wilson suffered in 1906: Weinstein argues that Wilson lost vision from carotid emboli-but emboli would have produced quite different findings in the eye. Wilson undoubtedly had some degree of systemic vascular disease for many years, and Post makes two important points with regard to such illness. First, many types of disease or incapacity-not necessarily stroke-may account for an emotional or psychological response. Second, diffuse vascular disease and aging may intensify pre-existing beliefs and personality traits, even when cognitive powers remain intact.

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