Hitler Used Cocaine and Had Fart Problem, Medical Records Show

Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, June 1940.
Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, June 1940. (Image credit: National Archives)

Adolf Hitler farted uncontrollably, used cocaine to clear his sinuses, ingested some 28 drugs at a time and received injections of bull testicle extracts to bolster his libido.

The startling revelations come from Hiltler's medical records, now up for auction at Alexander Historical Auctions of Stamford, Conn. (full catalogues here and here).

Bidding for the documents -- which include ten X-rays of various views of the dictactor's skull, the results of several electroencephalogram (EEG) tests and sketches of the inside of his nose -- ends Tuesday and Wednesday.

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The cache consists of a 47-page account compiled by his six chief physicians, each specializing in different areas of treatment, and of a 178-page report dated June 12, 1945, which was compiled by Dr. Erwin Giesing, while he was interned by American forces.

The U.S. military commissioned the medical reports provided by Hitler’s personal doctors, Bill Panagopulos, president of Alexander Autographs, told the New York Daily News.

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Though there is no official document regarding Hitler’s love of cocaine, Giesing wrote that the dictator inhaled powdered cocaine to "clear his sinuses" and "soothe" his throat. Since he had begun to "crave" the drug, his dosage had to be lowered, Giesing wrote.

The documents reveal another unflattering aspect of Hitler's life: der Führer "suffered from uncontrollable flatulence."

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In the attempt to control it, he regularly ingested up to 28 drugs, including "anti-gas" pills based on strychnine, a poison that caused him liver and stomach ailments.

One of the doctors,Theodore Morrell, reported that the Mein Kampf madman received injections of extracts of seminal vesicles, testis and prostata of young bulls.

"Morrell believes that Hitler, although not strongly inclined to sexual activity, did have sexual intercourse with Eva Braun, though they were accustomed to sleep in separate beds," said one of the papers.

The medical reports are expected to fetch as much as $2,000 each.

This article was provided by Discovery News.

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