Skip to comments.Doctor's latest opinion: Lincoln had cancer when he was shot
Posted on 11/26/2007 6:12:47 PM PST by Huntress
Abraham Lincoln was the rarest of men, and John G. Sotos believes that extended all the way to his chromosome 10.
A physician, connoisseur of rare ailments and amateur historian, Sotos believes Lincoln had a genetic syndrome called MEN 2B. He thinks the diagnosis not only accounts for Lincolns great height, which has been the subject of most medical speculation over the years, but also for many of the presidents other reported ailments and behaviors.
He also suspects Lincoln was dying of cancer at the time he was assassinated, and was unlikely to have survived a year. He thinks cancer -- an inevitable element of MEN 2B -- killed at least one of Lincolns four sons, three of whom died before reaching age 20.
Sotoss theory assigns one of medicines rarest conditions to one of the nations best-known figures. It is likely to be controversial. But unlike many historical diagnoses, it can be easily proved or rejected with a DNA test for the single mutation in the gene called RET on chromosome 10 that causes MEN 2B.
Samples of the martyred presidents DNA presumably exist in bloodstained fabrics scattered around the country and in eight skull fragments from Lincolns autopsy in the possession of the federal government. Whether anyone will be willing to sacrifice part of a relic to answer this question is another issue.
(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...
What difference does it make???
Yawn. About as valid as the shrinks who try to diagnose Jesus.
I didn't click the link to read the whole thing but you are right. It makes me wonder if maybe some tax payer money went to the person who reached this completely irrelevant conclusion.
Probably another “smoking related death”.
I don’t know if Abe ever smoked but I’m sure he was exposed to the dreaded second hand smoke at some point in his life.
Maybe Dr. Sotos is a Lib and he likes to coddle criminals and find the good in every crime committed ... like when someone is murdered, that is less carbon dioxide emitted and less burden on the planet, so perhaps murderers perform a service.
Don't laugh too hard ... so runs the twisted minds of some Leftists.
Other then that, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln?
I thought Lincoln was killed by gay confederates because he said homosexuality was a life-choice and he refused to fund AIDS research.
“So what’s the upshot?”
I doubt there is a direct political motive for this theory (besides funding), but historians do tend to investigate things for the oddest of reasons/interests, and maybe the researcher is just interested in the topic.
. Besides satisfying someone's curiosity, what is the purpose?
Ah yes, but there lies the rub ... when a researcher is looking for gub-mint funding, then said researcher has to of course, find that his research comes to one or another currently politically correct conclusion in order to pry loose the pesoes from the Treasury, so to speak.
Abraham, the first leader of free America, was destined to die on Good Friday. imo
If that’s what it is...UBL also has Marfans disease.
“Well just dig him up and run every test you can think of then”
IIRC, following the foiled plot to “kidnap” Lincoln’s body and hold it for ransom it was disinterred and placed in a new grave site with tons of concrete poured on top.
Just what I’ve been saying all along - he would of died anyway!
I didn’t know about that.
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