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Amnesia After Sex: More Than A Washington Phenomenon

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November 9, 1998
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If President Clinton had known what a pair of Johns Hopkins doctors recently learned from two patients with a temporary form of amnesia, charges that he lied about sex might be moot. Chi Van Dang, M.D., Ph.D., and Lawrence B. Gardner, M.D., hematologists, found that bearing down hard the way some people do when they move their bowels, deliver a baby or have sexual intercourse can produce six to 12 hours of transient global amnesia -- the inability to form new memories.

If President Clinton had known what a pair of Johns Hopkins doctors recently learned from two patients with a temporary form of amnesia, charges that he lied about sex might be moot.


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Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. "Amnesia After Sex: More Than A Washington Phenomenon." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 November 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981109081544.htm>.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. (1998, November 9). Amnesia After Sex: More Than A Washington Phenomenon. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981109081544.htm
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