Did Lou Gehrig really have Lou Gehrig’s disease?
A peer-reviewed paper to be published Wednesday in a leading journal of neuropathology, however, suggests that the demise of athletes like Gehrig and soldiers given a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as, might have been catalyzed by injuries only now becoming understood: and other brain trauma.
Although the paper does not discuss Gehrig specifically, its authors in interviews acknowledged the clear implication: Lou Gehrig might not have had Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Source: New York Times
And this isn’t just some obscure study: Minnesota may very well open Gehrig’s medical records in response to it.
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