November 3, 1988 |
The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Michael S. Dukakis left the University of Minnesota Hospital today and headed to Chicago to rejoin her husband on the campaign trail and help celebrate his 55th birthday by marching in a torchlight parade with him. Kitty Dukakis spent three nights at the hospital for a viral infection and a sinus problem. Doctors kept her in the hospital Wednesday night to check her progress after intravenous medication was discontinued.
June 1, 1988 |
Kitty Dukakis, wife of the presidential candidate, will be admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital today for several days of diagnostic tests of what appears to be two herniated cervical discs in her neck, according to the Dukakis campaign. James Dorsey, a Dukakis spokesman, said Kitty Dukakis has suffered "some pain and numbness" for about a month. Dorsey said Kitty Dukakis, 51, flew back to Boston Tuesday after doctors diagnosed the condition in Los Angeles, where she had been campaigning.
December 20, 1989 |
President Bush will nominate Kitty Dukakis, the wife of his former Democratic presidential rival, for a post on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, the White House announced Tuesday. Mrs. Dukakis, who is Jewish, has previously served on the President's Commission on the Holocaust. She will replace Milton Himmelfarb to complete a term that expires Jan. 15, 1991.
November 14, 1989 |
Kitty Dukakis, a recovering alcoholic, was discharged from Brigham and Women's Hospital today and transferred to New England Deaconess Hospital's affective disorders unit, the governor's office said. Affective disorder is a psychiatric term referring to such problems as depression. Mrs. Dukakis' doctor has said she suffers from depression. Mrs. Dukakis, who was admitted to Brigham and Women's on Nov.
February 6, 1989 |
Kitty Dukakis, the wife of Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, has entered an alcohol treatment program in Newport, R.I., according to a statement issued by the governor's press office today that blamed the letdown after his failed presidential campaign. Mrs. Dukakis, 52, has had a history of addictions and chemical dependency but was never known to be dependent on alcohol until the statement released today.
November 9, 1989 |
Kitty Dukakis was hospitalized because she drank a small amount of rubbing alcohol and experienced a "severe reaction," her doctor disclosed Wednesday. Gerald Plotkin said in a statement that the wife of Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis said she swallowed the liquid "in a state of exhaustion, with flu symptoms and depression." He did not comment on whether or not she was knowingly trying to hurt herself. Plotkin said the family and Mrs. Dukakis were deciding what steps to take next.