Medicine: Gehrig's Disease

Last June, when 36-year-old Lou Gehrig, the Yankees' "Iron Horse," said good-by to baseball, no insurance company would have considered him a good risk. For Gehrig was benched by a rare, incurable, creeping paralysis known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Last week stout-hearted Lou, now a Manhattan parole commissioner, told reporters: "I'll lick this paralysis thing yet."

Since early February Lou has taken huge quantities of Vitamin E, by mouth and injection. It is still too soon for any perceptible results, but the doctors are cheerful, for five other patients have visibly improved, after...

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