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04/09/2010

MUSC Professor Will Speak on Health and the Presidency at April 12 Lecture

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 The 3:30 p.m. lecture will take place in the fourth floor conference room in Withers/W.T.S. Building.
 Mohr will discuss the importance of a healthy president with respect to the performance of constitutional duties and other topics.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Lawrence Mohr, a professor of medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and a former doctor for two American presidents, will lecture on “Health, Illness and the Presidency” on April 12 on the Winthrop campus.

The 3:30 p.m. lecture will take place in the fourth floor conference room in Withers/W.T.S. Building.

Mohr will discuss the importance of a healthy president with respect to the performance of constitutional duties; how illnesses and injuries have affected the course of several past presidents; and issues related to the continuity of government and the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. His visit is sponsored by Winthrop’s Department of History.

From 1987-1993, Mohr served as White House Physician on the staffs of President Ronald Reagan and President George Bush. In this assignment he had responsibility for providing comprehensive medical care to the president of the United States and his family. Mohr also had White House staff responsibilities, including medical contingency planning for national emergencies, consultation on healthcare and public health initiatives and the coordination of international health programs across government agencies.

At the Medical University of South Carolina, Mohr is actively involved in medical education and patient care, in addition to directing an environmental biosciences research program. 


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