The New York Times has an interesting article that explores recent suggestions that Yankees legend Lou Gehrig may not have had Lou Gehrig’s disease. It turns out that “the luckiest man on the face of the earth” may have been felled by concussions or brain trauma.
Researches at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bedford, Mass., and the Boston University School of Medicine have been studying the misdiagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in athletes — particularly in cases of concussion trauma. It makes for an interesting read.
In Lou Gehrig’s case it will likely remain a mystery: he was cremated after his death.
Source: New York Times