by William Skink
Before Methamphetamine became an illegal substance, it was considered a miracle drug by some high profile artists, sports icons and politicians, like Truman Capote, Micky Mantle and John F. Kennedy.
The main pusher of this drug was a doctor by the name of Max Jacobson. This is a fascinating story with historical implications that are pretty astounding, like the role of meth in the 1960 debate between JFK and Nixon.
Below is an Opperman Report episode featuring Richard A. Lertzman and William J. Birnes, the two authors of Dr. Feelgood: The Shocking Story of the Doctor Who May Have Changed History by Treating and Drugging JFK, Marilyn, Elvis, and Other Prominent Figures. Enjoy!