Healing Richard Nixon:

A Doctor’s Memoir

by John C. Lungren, M.D., ’38 and John C. Lungren Jr. ’66 (University Press of Kentucky)


Dr. Lungren, now deceased, became Nixon’s personal physician in 1952. In the wake the president’s 1974 resignation, the doctor also became his confidante. Lungren and his son here present a personal view of an anguished leader.

The book includes private photographs and original correspondence and offers a view of the controversial president during a time he was suffering from a deep depression in the aftermath of Watergate.

(February 2004)