The enigma of Lenin's (1870-1924) malady

V. Lerner, Y. Finkelstein, E. Witztum

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    The health of heads of states is not always handled in the same way as an incapacitating disability in ordinary professionals. Instead of suspension of responsibilities, the health status of political leaders is concealed, especially when the illness is perceived as stigmatizing, such as organic mental impairment or sexual disorder. The objective of the present paper is to analyse the malady of Lenin (1870-1924) in the light of relevant and new medical information. It is hoped that this will accentuate the need for transparency when the health of a statesman is concerned.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)371-376
    Number of pages6
    JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - 1 Jun 2004


    • Cerebrovascular disease
    • Differential diagnosis
    • Leaders
    • Lenin
    • Neurosyphilis

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Neurology
    • Clinical Neurology


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