Items Tagged ‘Lou Gehrig’s Disease’

October 8, 2012

Minnesota Lawmakers Want Lou Gehrig’s medical Records

By Mystery User

Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig’s death was attributed to ALS but some lawmakers are trying to force the Mayo Clinic into giving up his medical records…Rep. Phyllis Kahn says the records “probably won’t show anything but just in case they might it’s ridiculous not to look at them.” Mayo Clinic spokesman Nick Hanson e-mailed the […]

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Tags: A.L.S., Associated Press, Lou Gehrig's Disease, medical records, Nick Hanson, Rep. Phyllis Kahn, USA Today

October 4, 2012

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

By Mystery User

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 […]

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Tags: A.L.S., Lou Gehrig, Lou Gehrig's Disease, Nicholas Hanson, Star Tribune

October 20, 2009

Lou Gehrig’s Disease

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

The first time the words “amyotrophic lateral sclerosis” appeared in The New York Times was in 1876, in an advertisement for a medical text; the disease had first been described by a French doctor in 1869. The Times did not mention it again until Arthur Daley, a Pulitzer Prize-winning sports columnist, reported on Lou Gehrig’s […]

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Tags: Lou Gehrig's Disease, Neurology

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