Painopolis podcast — JFK: A Profile in Pain

JFK in hospital bed
PAIN COVER-UP: After undergoing high-risk back surgery, then-U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy departs for Florida with wife Jackie, Dec. 21, 1954. (Library of Congress)

The biggest secret of John F. Kennedy’s presidency wasn’t his sex life. It was his crippling chronic pain and his covert ways of treating it. Rose McDermott, fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, was interviewed for this podcast at our studios.

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