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WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s doctor certified that she “is in excellent physical condition.” Donald Trump’s physician declared he would be the healthiest president — ever.

Testaments like these have become a ritual of American politics. But in the absence of detailed medical records, nobody seems to take them seriously.


The result has been a political vacuum in this year’s presidential campaign, one filled by speculation over what the nominees, two of the oldest in US history, might be hiding.

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