Hitler's Medical Files Tell of Flatulence, Cocaine Use
Also: notes about 'cleansing enemas' and bull-testicle extract injections
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2012 1:20 AM CDT
Updated May 4, 2012 3:54 AM CDT
Adolf Hitler in 1938.   (AP Photo/File)

(Newser) – Adolf Hitler was a blowhard in more ways than one. He frequently used cocaine, ingested some 28 drugs at a time, and suffered from "uncontrollable flatulence," according to his medical records. Someone with enough bucks and a high bid can have those fascinating files, about to be offered in an online auction. The records—including ten X-rays of Hitler's skull, sketches of the inside of his apparently cocaine-eroding nose, and notes about "cleansing enemas" and bull-testicle extract injections to pump up his libido—are being sold through the Alexander Historical Auctions.

They include a classified military report on Hitler's health, as well as tests and notes compiled by his six chief physicians. Though the classified report makes no mention of Hitler's love of cocaine, one of his doctors notes he used it frequently to "clear" his sinuses and "soothe" his throat—and craved it because it made him "happy." Bids are being accepted next week. Each document could sell for as much as $2,000, a spokesman believes.

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Bentham
May 7, 2012 2:37 PM CDT
I am one of those rare people who actually knew about this flatulence problem the arch villain had. About twenty years ago, I glanced at the cover of a curiously titled book... I believe it was called "Who Cut the Cheese." The book was a sort of anecdotal history of the fart. It related that Hitler had a terrible problem in that regard and took "medicine" to treat it. Well, the chemical he was taking was later found to be responsible for a dreadful side effect: a kind of psychosis. Hitler was indisputably evil, but the complexity of the causes of his bizarre level and ilk of evil often mystify scholarship.
USLady
May 6, 2012 9:31 AM CDT
who cares! Newser needs to let this creep stay out of their topics! There is nothing interesting about this scum of the earth! Nothing! unless your sick in the head and need to be in a rubber room some where.
boxcar
May 5, 2012 6:38 PM CDT
Now we know why he had such a peculiar mustache, to catch the dripping cocaine from his nose to resnort it