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  • As it turns out, in order to fix his back trouble, he resorted to a doctor in New York called Max Jacobson, who we now look on as a not very serious or responsible doctor -- someone who experimented with amphetamines, put a lot of things in his hypodermic needles that most doctors would not consider to be a very good thing.

    The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963

  • Max Jacobson was still lurking about, and his patient list extended past DeMille to his office staff.

    Empire of Dreams

  • He was writing Max Jacobson regularly about what the director referred to as the magic fluid.

    Empire of Dreams

  • Attending him were Dr. Hussein Ibrahim, the brother of the owner of the luxurious apartment where DeMille was living, and Max Jacobson.

    Empire of Dreams

  • In New York he stayed at the Plaza and saw Max Jacobson every night he was in town.

    Empire of Dreams

  • But, Andersen claims, she kept herself going through the regular use of amphetamines prescribed by a New York physician, Max Jacobson -- dubbed "Dr. Feelgood" by his celebrity clients, who included JFK and Jackie while they were in the White House.

    The Lady And The Legend

  • The most striking example to me was my discovery that Max Jacobson, treated Kennedy which was stunning -- stunning that the president was being shot up this way.

    President Kennedy: Profile of Power

  • But there are rumors that in addition to cortisone -- and they really are only rumors because we have no proof of this -- that Kennedy had a friendship with a New York doctor by the name of Max Jacobson, and this doctor eventually lost his license to practice medicine in the state of New York because he was giving his patients apparently illegal drugs -- amphetamines.

    The Mortal Presidency: Illness and Anguish in the White House

  • "Princeton students don't know that there is a group of people that meet and play the game," Max Jacobson '13 said.

    The Daily Princetonian, 2010-02-12

  • "Princeton students don't know that there is a group of people that meet and play the game," Max Jacobson '13 said.

    The Daily Princetonian, 2010-02-12


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  • "After fleeing Berlin in 1936, Jacobson set up an office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan where he treated a number of famous names including Marlene Dietrich, Anthony Quinn, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Maya Deren, Eddie Fisher, Mickey Mantle, Cecil B. DeMille, Alan Jay Lerner, Yul Brynner, Nelson Rockefeller, and Zero Mostel. Dubbed "Dr. Feelgood", Jacobson was known for his "miracle tissue regenerator" shots which consisted of amphetamines, vitamins, painkillers, and human placenta."


    October 21, 2011