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<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/05/17/smallpox.lincoln.reut/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/05/17...eut/index.html</a><br><br>
" U.S. President Abraham Lincoln may have come closer than previously realized to dying from smallpox shortly after delivering his Gettysburg Address, medical researchers said Thursday.<br><br>
After giving the Civil War speech, Lincoln became ill with symptoms of smallpox: high fever, weakness, severe pain in the head and back, "prostration" -- an old-fashioned word for extreme fatigue -- and skin eruptions that lasted for three weeks in late 1863.<br><br>
Lincoln's doctors told the ailing president he suffered from a cold or a "bilious fever" before one physician told him he had a mild form of smallpox.<br><br>
"Lincoln's physicians attempted to reassure him that his disease was a mild form of smallpox, but that may have been to prevent the public from fearing that Lincoln was dying," said Dr. Armond Goldman, emeritus professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston."<br><br>
Thought this was interesting. Never knew that Lincoln almost died after the Gettysburg Address.
 

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Thought this was interesting. Never knew that Lincoln almost died after the Gettysburg Address.</div>
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This was very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
 
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