Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Illness

  title={Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Illness},
  author={Armond S. Goldman and Frank C. Schmalstieg},
  journal={Journal of Medical Biography},
  pages={104 - 110}
When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, he was weak and dizzy; his face had a ghastly colour. That evening on the train to Washington, DC, he was febrile and weak, and suffered severe headaches. The symptoms continued; back pains developed. On the fourth day of the illness, a widespread scarlet rash appeared that soon became vesicular. By the tenth day, the lesions itched and peeled. The illness lasted three weeks. The final diagnosis, a touch of varioloid, was an old name for… Expand

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