Dr. Feelgood: The Shocking Story of the Doctor Who May Have Changed History by Treating and Drugging JFK, Marilyn, Elvis, and Other Prominent Figures

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Doctor Max Jacobson, whom the Secret Service under President John F. Kennedy code-named “Dr. Feelgood,” developed a unique “energy formula” that altered the paths of some of the twentieth century’s most iconic figures, including President and Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis. JFK received his first injection (a special mix of “vitamins and hormones,” according to Jacobson) just before his first debate with Vice President Richard Nixon. The shot into JFK’s throat not only cured his ...
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Doctor Max Jacobson, whom the Secret Service under President John F. Kennedy code-named “Dr. Feelgood,” developed a unique “energy formula” that altered the paths of some of the twentieth century’s most iconic figures, including President and Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis. JFK received his first injection (a special mix of “vitamins and hormones,” according to Jacobson) just before his first debate with Vice President Richard Nixon. The shot into JFK’s throat not only cured his laryngitis, but also diminished the pain in his back, allowed him to stand up straighter, and invigorated the tired candidate. Kennedy demolished Nixon in that first debate and turned a tide of skepticism about Kennedy into an audience that appreciated his energy and crispness. What JFK didn’t know then was that the injections were actually powerful doses of a combination of highly addictive liquid methamphetamine and steroids.

Author and researcher Rick Lertzman and New York Times bestselling author Bill Birnes reveal heretofore unpublished material about the mysterious Dr. Feelgood. Through well-researched prose and interviews with celebrities including George Clooney, Jerry Lewis, Yogi Berra, and Sid Caesar, the authors reveal Jacobson’s vast influence on events such as the assassination of JFK, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy-Khrushchev Vienna Summit, the murder of Marilyn Monroe, the filming of the C. B. DeMille classic The Ten Commandments, and the work of many of the great artists of that era. Jacobson destroyed the lives of several famous patients in the entertainment industry and accidentally killed his own wife, Nina, with an overdose of his formula.

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JFK, his rogue doctor and the conspiracy to kill a meth-addicted president. Lertzman and Birnes (The Everything UFO Book, 2012, etc.) attempt an exposé about Dr. Max Jacobson, aka Dr. Feelgood, who treated a host of famous patients from JFK to Truman Capote. His treatments, or "vitamin shots," were primarily made up of amphetamines with the addition of often-experimental ingredients like animal hormones. The authors focus on the relationship between JFK and Jacobson, claiming that Jacobson traveled regularly with the president, was often summoned to the White House and was even asked by Kennedy to move in. Using personal interviews with several people once close to the doctor and his patients, as well as quoting from previous books on the subject, the authors spin a tale of widespread drug addiction at the hands of Jacobson. They describe some notable incidents that occurred while Kennedy was in a meth-induced state, including his debate with Nixon, his meeting Khrushchev at the Vienna Summit in 1961 and, eventually, an overdose at the Carlyle Hotel during which the president had to be subdued. The book strays at times from the Kennedy story to describe Jacobson's treatment of patients like Marilyn Monroe, actor Robert Cummings and Cecil B. DeMille, with whom Jacobson traveled extensively. As the authors admit, there have been many books written about Jacobson and his connection to the rich and famous. It's hard to tell what sets this one apart, although Lertzman and Birnes do offer a lengthy aside detailing the doctor's upbringing, medical training and emigration to the United States after the Holocaust. Perhaps most interesting is the ending, where the authors assert that Jacobson was indirectly responsible for JFK's death. The president's growing amphetamine addiction, they claim, was seen by the CIA as a serious threat to national security. The book concludes with a rehashing of familiar conspiracy theories regarding the Warren Commission. A thin, mostly secondhand portrait of a misguided doctor and the harm he caused his famous clientele.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480563414
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 994,836
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Richard A. Lertzman: Richard A. Lertzman is the former editor and publisher of Screen Scene Magazine and is currently a director of an Internet television network.
William J. Birnes: William J. Birnes, PhD, is an editor, publisher, literary agent, and television producer. He’s also a New York Times bestselling author and a guest host on several network television series.
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  • Posted May 1, 2013

    Diana McGarvey I have had the pleasure of reading the Advanced


    Diana McGarvey

    I have had the pleasure of reading the Advanced Reading Copy(ARC) , this book is simply AMAZING!!!! I felt transported back in time to when Max was a little boy, thru the years under the wrath of Hitler, to his struggle of wanting to belong with the BEAUTIFUL people. If he wasn't such an evil vile man, you would almost feel sorry for him. The attention to detail, of the facts, based on actual interviews is astouding. The pictures alone are enthralling and leave you kinda speehless. It makes you really wonder how our country was influenced by this man injecting JFK with mind altering drugs. Each and every detail has been researched and carefully researched again and again. Rick and Bill have truely made us rethink history!!! GREAT JOB

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    This story will blow your mind. Think about the most powerful a

    This story will blow your mind. Think about the most powerful and influencial people in the world getting shot up by a doctor with mind altering drugs. It's a trip! I couldn't put the book down.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2014

    This book is nothing more than a conspiracy theorist's yarn. Whi

    This book is nothing more than a conspiracy theorist's yarn. While Dr. Jacobson probably did treat those folks mentioned in this story I find it difficult to believe that JFK's treatments had anything to do with the Cuban missile crisis or the Cold War in general. The author attempts to connect puzzle pieces that just don't fit. Furthermore, the author discredits himself by making these inane conjectures and suppositions. If you're looking for a book with some historical value, this is not the book. I wish I could get my money back.

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