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(SeattlePI)   Minnesota lawmakers want Lou Gehrig's medical records to see whether he died from the repetitive trauma of concussions or, you know, that disease that's named after him   (seattlepi.com) divider line 15
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2012-10-05 09:17:41 AM
Herpes?
 
2012-10-05 09:23:22 AM
Yeah, it's a shame Woody Guthrie took so many bean balls to the head, but y'know, it was a different game back then.
 
2012-10-05 09:43:59 AM
She wanted to lower the voting age to TWELVE? For god sake, why?!
 
2012-10-05 09:59:48 AM
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Lou has aged really well. Good for him.
 
2012-10-05 10:20:34 AM

ToxicMunkee: She wanted to lower the voting age to TWELVE? For god sake, why?!


Because she's a farking moron
 
2012-10-05 10:22:25 AM
Lou Gehrig died from Lou Gehrig's disease? shiat, bet nobody saw that coming.
 
2012-10-05 10:27:16 AM
Seems like a great use of Minnesota taxpayer funds
 
2012-10-05 12:50:56 PM
Not as stupid as it sounds at first. There's a hypothesis out there that repeated traumatic brain injury may lead to development of ALS.
 
2012-10-05 12:54:55 PM
Why would his parents name him Lou Gehrig when there's a disease named that? That's just asking for it.
 
2012-10-05 01:29:51 PM

Skiffy: Not as stupid as it sounds at first. There's a hypothesis out there that repeated traumatic brain injury may lead to development of ALS.


Yeah there was an article a while back on Fark about how Lou Gehrig may not have had Lou Gehrig's disease. (Can't locate it.)
I think they should open his records. Anything to help find a cause or cure for a seriously farked-up disease.
 
2012-10-05 02:17:00 PM

Skiffy: Not as stupid as it sounds at first. There's a hypothesis out there that repeated traumatic brain injury may lead to development of ALS.


I find it hard to believe there are no other ALS patients with a history of head trauma who are either still alive or have descendants available to consent to this. Between the NFL, NHL, Pro Boxing, NASCAR, Formula 1 etc there is no shortage of athletes that take a beating. If their hypothesis holds water Gehrig isn't their only option. Additionally sample size of one isn't exactly "good" research. They want Gehrig for the headlines.
 
2012-10-05 02:45:03 PM

JRaynor: Skiffy: Not as stupid as it sounds at first. There's a hypothesis out there that repeated traumatic brain injury may lead to development of ALS.

I find it hard to believe there are no other ALS patients with a history of head trauma who are either still alive or have descendants available to consent to this. Between the NFL, NHL, Pro Boxing, NASCAR, Formula 1 etc there is no shortage of athletes that take a beating. If their hypothesis holds water Gehrig isn't their only option. Additionally sample size of one isn't exactly "good" research. They want Gehrig for the headlines.


It's not just Gehrig. Take a look  here.
 
2012-10-05 02:49:39 PM

Derkins: Skiffy: Not as stupid as it sounds at first. There's a hypothesis out there that repeated traumatic brain injury may lead to development of ALS.

Yeah there was an article a while back on Fark about how Lou Gehrig may not have had Lou Gehrig's disease. (Can't locate it.)
I think they should open his records. Anything to help find a cause or cure for a seriously farked-up disease.


Except the experts are already saying that the records would tell them nothing. They need the actual brain tissue.
 
2012-10-05 02:54:19 PM

Skiffy: JRaynor: Skiffy: Not as stupid as it sounds at first. There's a hypothesis out there that repeated traumatic brain injury may lead to development of ALS.

I find it hard to believe there are no other ALS patients with a history of head trauma who are either still alive or have descendants available to consent to this. Between the NFL, NHL, Pro Boxing, NASCAR, Formula 1 etc there is no shortage of athletes that take a beating. If their hypothesis holds water Gehrig isn't their only option. Additionally sample size of one isn't exactly "good" research. They want Gehrig for the headlines.

It's not just Gehrig. Take a look  here.


Disclaimer: I tried retyping this a few times and it keeps coming outbadly. Much easier to just say no douchbaggery intended on my part:

Great! They can get actual consent instead of passing legislation to get around medical privacy laws. If they want to actually learn something and maybe help people lets turn to the better source (living volunteers researchers can actually speak with) instead of just trying to grab the spotlight by using a baseball legend's name.
 
2012-10-05 05:52:48 PM

JRaynor: Great! They can get actual consent instead of passing legislation to get around medical privacy laws. If they want to actually learn something and maybe help people lets turn to the better source (living volunteers researchers can actually speak with) instead of just trying to grab the spotlight by using a baseball legend's name.


*shrug* We do analyses on dead historical figures all the time. They're dead and buried and mourned already; what's the big deal?
 
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