The Medical Lives of History`s Famous People

An Analysis of the Theory that President Abraham Lincoln Suffered from an Undiagnosed Genetic Disorder

Author(s): William James Maloney

Pp: 113-121 (9)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608059362114010021

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Multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2B is an autosomal dominant hamartoneoplastic syndrome which is caused by a heterozygous mutation in the RET gene located on chromosome 10g11. It is characterized by the development of multiple mucosal neuromas. Bumps which are glistening in appearance form along the tongue, lips, and lining of the mouth. An analysis of the physical characteristics of Abraham Lincoln has led researchers to recently theorize that he had multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2B.

Keywords: American civil war, assassination, DNA, dura mater, fatigue, fibrillin, Fordʼs Theater, marfanʼs syndrome, medullary thyroid carcinoma, Mortality, multiple endocrine neoplasia, mutant.

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