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Abraham Lincoln’s terminal illness

New theory suggests that had an assassin’s bullet not stopped him, the U.S. Civil War president would have perished within a year anyway


An American cardiologist is contending that Abraham Lincoln was suffering from a genetic disorder and would have died from cancer within a year had he not been assassinated. John Sotos says that Lincoln had multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2B, which would explain his tallness, the lumps on his face and his well-known gastrointestinal problems. He wants to test the pillow on which Lincoln’s head rested after he was shot, which is preserved in a Philadelphia museum. There are blood stains on it and a DNA test would reveal the truth about whether Lincoln had the fatal disorder.

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