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Leonard L. Heston
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Leonard and Renate Heston's study The Medical Casebook of Adolf Hitler illuminates the darkest and most baffling aspects of Hitler's behavior. Militarily and domestically, he ruled with a rigidity that defied reason.

Leonard and Renate Heston's study The Medical Casebook of Adolf Hitler illuminates the darkest and most baffling aspects of Hitler's behavior. Toward the end of the war Hitler's closest companions watched as he succumbed to ever-increasing episodes of indecision, irritability, paranoia, and delusion. Leonard and Renate Heston's study reveals a man who required almost constant attention for a variety of ailments.

Leonard Hestons wife is the co-author. She is German and thus can read and understand the medical records written by Hitlers doctor who prescribed and sometimes concocted the meds with drugs. I had read other books saying the medical records were given to the French for safe-keeping and were subsequently lost. This book however says that Renate(wife and RN, born and raised in Breslau) was able to read the microfilmed records. This was exciting to know the records were microfilmed before they were lost

Albert Speer Contributes significantly to our understanding of this complex and despised man. Clearly written with sufficient explanation of medical material. This is a professional level "work up" of Adolf Hitler's medical situation from about 1936 and Hitler's eventual suicide at the end of WW-II.

This list of books by or about Adolf Hitler is an English only non-fiction bibliography. There are thousands of books written about Hitler; therefore, this is not an all inclusive list. The list has been segregated into groups to make the list more manageable. Hitler's Second Book: The Unpublished Sequel to Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler. Enigma Books: New York, 2006. ISBN 978-1-929631-61-2).

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Manufacturer: Cooper Square Press Release date: 1 May 2000 ISBN-10 : 0815410662 ISBN-13: 9780641733505.

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Leonard Lancaster Heston, American Psychiatry educator. Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology. National Institutes of Health fellow, 1965. The Medical Casebook of Adolf Hitler: Final Diagnoses and World War II by Leonard L. Heston (2011-11-29). GSYPC/?tag prabook0b-20. The Medical Casebook of Adolf Hitler: His Illnesses, Doctors and Amphetamine Abuse.

convinced me that Professor Heston and his wife have come to the correct conclusion.

The Medical Casebook of Adolf Hitler: His Illnesses, Doctors, and Drugs Format: Hardcover Authors: Leonard L. Heston, Renate Heston ISBN10: 081282718X Published: 1980-04-01 Nothing so much as my own descriptions from that period convinced me that Professor Heston and his wife have come to the correct conclusion.

Heston, Leonard L. Heston, Renate 1936-. Hitler, Adolf 1889-1945. Physical description.

The Medical Casebook of Adolf Hitler illuminates the darkest and most baffling aspects of Hitler's behavior. Militarily and domestically, he ruled with a rigidity that defied reason. Toward the end of the war Hitler's closest companions watched as he succumbed to ever-increasing episodes of indecision, irritability, paranoia, and delusion.Leonard and Renate Heston's study reveals a man who required almost constant attention for a variety of ailments. Hitler's main physician, Dr. Theo Morell, supplied daily injections of an unspecified and untested mixture of vitamins, hormones, and amphetamines. While Hitler praised the restorative powers of these chemicals, his contemporaries described a man beset by illness, addiction, and stress.
  • Cesar
This is the only real source on Hitlers medical issues I have found. Leonard Hestons wife is the co-author. She is German and thus can read and understand the medical records written by Hitlers doctor who prescribed and sometimes concocted the meds with drugs. I had read other books saying the medical records were given to the French for safe-keeping and were subsequently lost. This book however says that Renate(wife and RN, born and raised in Breslau) was able to read the microfilmed records. This was exciting to know the records were microfilmed before they were lost. In studying the list of medicines it is evident that 13 different melds were used for Hitlers gastrointestinal issues and another 13-14 were used for his lack of energy, or to produce more energy. Most of these energy meds were methamphetamine compounds. Amphetamines were invented by German chemists in the 1920's and by the early 1930's Germany was the worldwide largest producer of methamphetamines. During the war years the amphetamines were used by most armies to pump up soldiers before the start of major attacks. Hitler became addicted about 1942 but started his use in 1934. Fortunately for us readers of history these medical records were captured and sent to the U.S. for micro filming before returning to the French for safekeeping and before the French lost the records. Dr Heston and wife, Renate, have produced a book so that many readers like ourselves can understand what happened. This is a must read for all WWII history buffs.
  • you secret
VERY interesting read for anybody who's interested in WWII/Nazi history. Well-researched, yet very readable. I loved it!
  • ME
Dry but revealing.
  • Gianni_Giant
great!
  • Munimand
How they were able to determine Hitler's health is what is most interesting. It could not be done now. All of the eyewitnesses are dead.
  • INwhite
A meth fueled talented leader that chose evil over good. So sad for the world. Excellent book. Anyone interested in Hitler should read this.
  • Goltizuru
The Hestons' work on Hitler's various medical conditions is fascinating at the very least. The author's never never stoop to vacuous sloganeering. They stick strickly to the facts as they know them. I am especially impressed by their extensive highly-detailed research and interviews with surviving protaqonists. Rather remarkably, the lengthy Introduction is written by Albert Speer, himself. As a man who knew Hitler intimately, he agrees with the Hestons' medical findings and conclusions.

Like many other famous and powerful men, Hitler chose an inadequate personal physician, nearly a quack [Dr. Morrell]. Hitler experienced bouts of abdominal pain for years characteristic of cholecystitis with likely cholelithiasis. If there is any question about it, one time during an attack of aabdominal pain, Hitler had a short bout of jaundice, possibly when his common bile duct became partially obstructed by a small gallstone. Despite signs and symptoms a medical student could have diagnosed, Morrell failed to diagnose the symptoms despite the fact that he treated Hitler for years.

More important is Morrell's long term [and illegal] treatment of Hitler with methamphetamine injections and oral preparations 'dressed up' to look like multivitamins. Hitler was almost certainly was complicit with Morrell, no doubt believing the drug enhanced his performance and, perhaps, decreased his perception of abdominal pain. Starting as early as 1937. Hitler received almost daily meth shots and tried to sustain his hyped up mood with meth-containing tablets throughout the day. Not surprisingly--as in most meth addicts--Hitler's thinking became less innovative, more rigid, more paranoid as time wore on. Hiter's rages, which weren't characteristic of the 'early' Hitler, were monumental. He would someimes rage at virtually nothing for hours at a time. His rigidity and rages either speeded up Germany's defeat [probably responsible for the annihilation of the 6th Army at Stalingrad] or perhaps prolonged the war. Apparently the Soviets put out 'peace feelers' even as German Armies were reeling in the East. Logic would have predicted German interest. By this time, however, Hitler was precisely the opposite of logical.

Combined with meth abuse and its associated sleeplessness, Morrell prescribed various sedatives and narcotics to knock Hitler out at night. Hitler followed the pattern of many other 'rock stars'. Cycles of stimulants and sedatives became his increasingly unrealistic existence.

I am in disagreement with the authors in only one area. The authors don't believe that Hitler was bipolar i.e. manic-depressive. I disagree. Hitler wrote 'Mein Kampf' in 1926, many years before he met Morrell or methamphetamine. The book is a pressure-cooker of disorderly ideas. Hitler repeats himself time and again. I believe these are signs that he wrote 'My Struggle' in a hypomanic fugue. The methamphetamines Hitler received later would have really 'lit Hitler's Fire.'

In my opinion, the most important part of the Hestons' work is the 'Afterward' in which they examine the possibility of another charismatic 'Hitler'. I will quote. "He [Hitler] was the first prominent example of the professional politician who has since become prominent in Western societies..........This of course does not mean that today's professional politicians are incipient Hitlers. It does mean that we have created a political environment which encourages highly selected people to make careers in politics and that some of the traits that seem strongly selected for are those Hitler also possessed. UNLESS THAT ENVIROMENT IS ALTERED, THERE IS SOME DANGER THAT .... HITLER MAY PROVE TO BE ONLY THE FIRST OF HIS LINE.

These words were written in the late 1970s, many years before the ascension of our present eloquent, charismatic, professional politician leader.