Re: Billingsley: Enterprise Gray Areas
Okay, the natives were shown to be incapable of finding/creating a cure on their own. They had been looking for some time and were desperate enough to send out sublight spacecraft to look for help. By the end of the episode there was no hint in the storyline that the natives were going to obtain a cure on their own.
TOS, TNG and VGR never mentioned a "Federation President."