Genetic landmarks through philately – Henry Louis ‘Lou’ Gehrig and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

@article{Innes1999GeneticLT,
  title={Genetic landmarks through philately – Henry Louis ‘Lou’ Gehrig and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis},
  author={A. Innes and A. Chudley},
  journal={Clinical Genetics},
  year={1999},
  volume={56}
}
Born in 1903, Lou Gehrig was the only one of four children to survive childhood. He excelled at both baseball and football at Columbia University and was signed by the New York Yankees in 1923. On June 1, 1925 ‘Columbia Lou’ Gehrig replaced injured Yankee first baseman Wally Pipp in the starting lineup. This began an incredible string of 2130 consecutive games for Gehrig, nicknamed ‘The Iron Horse’, a record only recently broken. Gehrig was a member of the Yankees’ famed ‘Murderer’s Row’ and… Expand
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