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Friday, November 09, 2007

The dictator who smelt it, dealt it.

Hitler's health issues, including extraordinary flatulence, are discussed here.

His private physician, Dr. Theo Morell, recorded in his diary that after Hitler downed a typical vegetable platter, “constipation and colossal flatulence occurred on a scale I have seldom encountered before.”

I cannot determine why I find this so entertaining.

3 comments:

JAlexander said...

Believe it or not, I had heard this before, although not in such detail.

Andrew said...

Coincidentally, from last week:
Marx's erupting skin may have influenced writings

Anonymous said...

There was a wonderful show on the History channel not long ago titled "High Hitler" that basically documented the history of Adolf and his good doctor. Went into great detail about his health and treatments. No wonder he was such a cranky little man, full of amphetamines, pain killers and many other things.

They also mentioned that he may have had Parkinson's, but they argued that against negative effects of the amphetamines setting in later in life.