ADOLF Hitler was a hypochondriac who was afraid of getting a sore throat, which would keep him from ranting, doctors’ letters have revealed.
The letters were discovered by the great-grandson of Carl Otto von Eicken, who was the Nazi leader’s German ear, nose and throat specialist for ten years from 1935.
In an excerpt shared by the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper, the Swiss doctor explained how she treated Hitler for voice problems.
The letter revealed how Hitler had a serious fear of an illness that might affect his ability to lead.
According to the excerpt, after their first consultation in May 1935, the Naxi dictator told the doctor, “If there’s anything bad, I absolutely must know.”
The Schweizer Zeitung also claimed how the letters highlighted Hitler’s fascination with his voice, which he used to great effect to stoke support for the regime.
So much so that an operation to remove a polyp, a potentially deadly small growth from the membrane, has been postponed until after a speech.
According to the excerpt, Eicken is said to have advised Hitler that he had to rest his voice after the procedure.
As a precaution, the letters also described in detail how the doctor had come into contact with Rusain’s interrogators after the capture of Berlin in 1945.
When asked why he did not kill Hitler, a man responsible for the deaths of millions in World War II and the Holocaust, von Eicken replied, “I was his doctor, not his killer.”
In the years leading up to his eventual death, Hitler was surrounded by doctors who reportedly worked hard to curb his fueling drug addiction.
A German historian, Norman Ohler, described him as a “super-junkie” as he was routinely injected with cocaine, methamphetamine and a heroin-like opiate called eukodol.
In a harrowing excerpt from The New York Post, Ohler describes how “Hitler’s veins were so devastated by late 1944” that even his personal physician, Dr. Theo Morell, “she could hardly penetrate”.
When he finally managed to break through the skin, “it actually made a grinding noise.”
In an excerpt from the diary of Dr. Morell states: “I canceled the injections today to give the previous puncture holes a chance to heal.
“Left inner elbow good, right still has red dots (but no pustules) where injections were given.”
According to Olher, Dr. Morell slowly added ingredients to his daily injections when Hitler got his first taste of oxycodone before a big meeting with Benito Mussolini.
Hitler eventually began to rely on the “elevated feelings that corresponded so perfectly to his own image of greatness – and no longer provided that reality,” Ohler wrote.
Hitler’s body was reportedly ravaged by his drug abuse and it is said he had difficulty attending military meetings unless he was high.
He added that as the war became more stressful and victory more uncertain, he needed a bigger kick and turned to harder drugs, having first taken steroid and animal hormone injections to ease his dwindling energy and digestive problems.
Although it is widely believed that Hitler suffered from Parkinson’s disease in the final days of his life, Ohler speculated that he was actually suffering from withdrawal symptoms.
Medicines are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain “because the factories [had] been bombed out.”
Without the drugs to support him, “all that was left was a shell of a man whose uniform was splattered with rice gruel.”
It comes as the barbaric dictator has been compared to ailing Russian President Vladimir Putin, who continues to press ahead with his bloody invasion of Ukraine.
Last month he was accused of being responsible for twice as many deaths in the besieged city of Mariupol as the Nazi dictator.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5494815/adolf-hitler-hypochondriac-terrified-illness-letters-reveal/ Hitler was a hypochondriac, afraid of a sore throat that would stop the tirades, the doctor said