White House Physician

Mamie Eisenhower

Mamie Eisenhower suffered from rheumatic heart disease, affecting both her mitral and aortic valves. This, together with her Meniere’s Disease, led to weakness and easy fatigueability

Joel Boone M.D.

Navy physician Joel Boone served in the White House under three presidents – Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. Boone served as the Associate White House Physician under Harding and Coolidge, and was promoted to White House Physician and the personal physician to President and Mrs. Harding.

Two additional facts about Dr. Boone: he was trained as a homeopathic doctor and he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery in WW I.

White House Physician