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Observations Yankee Doodling

What do we need to know about the presidential candidates’ health?

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5393 (Published 05 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5393

Rapid Response:

Re: What do we need to know about the presidential candidates’ health?

I agree that information about physical health is of limited value and, in this contest, has been used purely to attempt to undermine an opponent. Perhaps we should be more concerned about psychological health, although in this campaign this has been prominently on display and no additional disclosures have been required.

Competing interests: No competing interests

14 October 2016
Anne E Davies
Geriatrician
Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW2 2AP