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
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(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.

Adolf Hitler in 1938.
Adolf Hitler in 1938.   (AP Photo/File)
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