Everybody Went to Max: Remembering Dr. Feelgood, the Merlin of Kennedy’s Camelot

Everybody Went to Max: Remembering Dr. Feelgood, the Merlin of Kennedy’s Camelot

Everybody Went to Max: Remembering Dr. Feelgood, the Merlin of Kennedy’s Camelot

The rise and fall of the notorious Dr. Max Jacobson of New York, who treated hundreds of celebrities including President Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams, but who lost his medical license in 1975 for inappropriately administering amphetamines — ‘speed.’ Jacobson was perhaps the original ‘Dr. Feelgood.’ The German-born physician’s euphoria- and energy-producing needles were an international fad with the famous for decades, despite some deaths. The director (a patient of Dr. Jacobson as a child) interviewed Jacobson’s daughter, former patients, a famed pathologist who performed a key autopsy that helped bring down Jacobson. The late singer Eddie Fisher delivers audio book memories of a 37-year addiction. Jacobson was done in by changing times and an expose by the New York Times. Written by Anonymous

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