October 10, 2011

Dr. J. Willis Hurst, Cardiologist to Lyndon B. Johnson, Dies at 90


Dr. J. Willis Hurst, the cardiologist for Lyndon B. Johnson from the time of his first heart attack in 1955 and the principal editor of “The Heart,” a widely used textbook on cardiovascular disease, died on Oct. 1 in Atlanta. He was 90…Dr. Hurst and Dr. Cain, of the Mayo Clinic, oversaw Johnson’s treatment and recovery, not always a joyous task.

NY Times, 10/10/11

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