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Why is ALS called lou gehrig's disease?

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In brief: Interesting history

When lou gehrig died, no autopsy was ever done, and it was thought that he did suffer als, but retrospective analysis raises question of what we now know to be a chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Regardless, his name is associated with degeneration of motor nerve cells in brain and spinal cord.

In brief: Interesting history

When lou gehrig died, no autopsy was ever done, and it was thought that he did suffer als, but retrospective analysis raises question of what we now know to be a chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Regardless, his name is associated with degeneration of motor nerve cells in brain and spinal cord.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Lou Gehrig

Lou gehrig, a famous american baseball player was one of the first people to be diagnosed with ALS and the name has stuck over the years.

In brief: Lou Gehrig

Lou gehrig, a famous american baseball player was one of the first people to be diagnosed with ALS and the name has stuck over the years.
Dr. James Goodrich
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Famous L.G. had ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is known as lou gehrig's disease because l.
G. Was a famous baseball player who developed ALS and had to quit baseball. Als is a progressive disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The nerve cells that control muscle movements degenerate and die. The patient worsens as more nerve cells die, and he becomes unable to move, which leads to his death.

In brief: Famous L.G. had ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is known as lou gehrig's disease because l.
G. Was a famous baseball player who developed ALS and had to quit baseball. Als is a progressive disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The nerve cells that control muscle movements degenerate and die. The patient worsens as more nerve cells die, and he becomes unable to move, which leads to his death.
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