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There’s a long history of allegations and rumors about the health of presidential candidates. Hillary Clinton is the latest: Donald Trump’s campaign and other conservatives have insinuated — and in some cases outright claimed — that the Democratic nominee is concealing various health problems.

Here are some of the earlier episodes involving other candidates, dating back almost 50 years.


Richard Nixon

The political press in the 1960s was not quite what it is now, but during the 1968 campaign, the New York Times reported that Nixon’s relationship with a psychiatrist named Arnold Hutschnecker had “stirred speculation … about Nixon’s emotional stability.”

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