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Presidential disability : papers, discussions, and recommendations on the Twenty-fifth Amendment and issues of inability and disability among presidents of the United States

Author: James F Toole; Robert J Joynt
Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"If the president of the United States must decide within minutes how to respond to a dire emergency, its citizens expect him or her to be mentally and physically competent and able to act wisely. Because the presidency is the world's most powerful office, even the most short-lived lapse in the president's ability to exercise the executive power is dangerous to the nation."
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James F Toole; Robert J Joynt
ISBN: 1580460690 9781580460699
OCLC Number: 45698713
Description: xli, 562 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Article Twenty-Five of the Constitution of the United States: The Twenty-Fifth Amendment --
Message from Former President Jimmy Carter --
Letter From Former President Gerald R. Ford --
Foreword: Does the Twenty-Fifth Amendment Protect Our Constitutional Achilles' Heel? / Arthur S. Link --
The Working Group on Presidential Disability --
Introduction: Disability during Presidency: Three Examples: Wilson, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower / James F. Toole --
pt. 1. The Carter Center of Emory University January 26-28, 1995 --
Opening Address / Jimmy Carter. The Twenty-Fifth Amendment and its Achilles' Heel / Richard E. Neustadt. Opening Remarks / James F. Toole. Sudden Incapacitation / Herbert L. Abrams. Neurological Disorders / James F. Toole and Burton J. Lee. Behavioral Disorders / Jerrold M. Post. The Medical Heritage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt / Hugh E. Evans --
Maintaining the President's Health. President Wilson / Arthur S. Link. The Spouse's View / Katy J. Harriger.
Responsibility: edited by James F. Toole and Robert J. Joynt.

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