October 4th, 2012

What’s To Learn About Lou Gehrig’s Death?

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The fight to make Lou Gehrig's medical records public begins in St. Paul, winds through Washington, D.C., and upstate New York, and ends at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. For 71 years, since the death of the legendary New York Yankee baseball star from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS -- which became known as Lou Gehrig's disease -- the Mayo Clinic has kept his records private, citing federal rules and state law…"Patient medical records should remain private even after the patient is deceased," said Mayo Clinic spokesman Nicholas Hanson. "Mayo Clinic values the privacy of our patients."

 

Star Tribune By Mike Kaszuba

Tags: A.L.S., Celebrity Patients, Lou Gehrig, Lou Gehrig's Disease, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Nicholas Hanson, Star Tribune

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