Which presidents were most unhealthy

POSTED: 11:55 AM PDT Sep 27, 2012    UPDATED: 01:59 PM PDT Oct 31, 2012 

The health of a president can change the attitude of a nation -- or the course, if he dies. Take a look at how healthy some of our past leaders were.

Abraham Lincoln
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Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) had a list of ailments including malaria, severe frostbite, smallpox and marfanism, which attributed to his unusual physique. Some reported that he also had syphilis.


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