Tuesday, August 5, 1941
August 5, 1941
JFK received a physical examination by a Navy Medical Board in Boston, who was under pressure from the director of Naval Intelligence Captain Alan Kirk (who received a letter from Joe Kennedy, Sr.) to give Jack a pass into the Navy. The exam was laughable in its incompleteness as reported by one JFK biographer. Kennedy was judged fit enough to be an officer in the Unites States Navy. The panel recorded:
Usual childhood diseases. T and A (tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy) 1933. Appendectomy 1931. Has been restricted as regular diet to no fried foods or roughage.