Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lou Gehrig's Disease might in fact not be...

...Lou Gehrig's Disease.

This from the New York Times:

A peer-reviewed paper to be published Wednesday in a leading journal of neuropathology suggests that Lou Gehrig's demise -- and that of some other athletes and soldiers given a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease -- might have been catalyzed by injuries only now becoming understood: concussions and other brain trauma.

Although the paper does not discuss the Yankees slugger specifically, its authors in interviews acknowledged the clear implication: Lou Gehrig might not have had Lou Gehrig's disease.

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