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Palin releases medical records on US election eve

Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin released a summary of her medical history late on Monday as the 2008 US presidential race drew to a close.

world Updated: Nov 04, 2008 11:34 IST

Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin released a summary of her medical history late on Monday as the 2008 US presidential race drew to a close.

The 44-year-old Alaska governor has had no major medical problems, her personal physician said in a two-page letter released by Republican presidential candidate John McCain's campaign.

"Governor Palin is in excellent health and has no known health problems that would interfere with her ability to carry out the duties and obligation of vice president of the United States of America," wrote Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson.

McCain, 72, Democratic contender Barack Obama, 47, and his running mate Joe Biden, 65, released their medical information earlier in the campaign.

In an NBC interview last month, Palin characterized interest in her medical history as another in a line of intrusive requests by "curiosity seekers."

Asked specifically whether she would release her medical records, she replied, "The medical records. So be it."