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Medicine: Lincoln / Marfan Syndrome #336883

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 11, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Tomorrow noted Abraham Lincoln's 182nd birthday. Report introduced.

(Washington: Bruce Morton) Suggestion that researchers study Lincoln's DNA for evidence of Marfan syndrome examined; details given of research techniques and syndrome symptoms; scenes shown of blood-stained Lincoln memorabilia at National Museum of Health and Medicine; ethical questions noted; analysis of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair mentioned. [Johns Hopkins University Dr. Victor McKUSICK, National Museum of Health and Medicine Dr. Marc MICOZZI, historian James McPHERSON - comment.]

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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