About the Books
. Other Theories
The Physical Lincoln shows that President Abraham Lincoln had an extremely rare disease
called MEN2B -- multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2B.
MEN2B is a genetic disorder in which long-bones and nerve cells grow excessively.
Without treatment, 100% of people develop thyroid cancer and 50% also develop a tumor in the adrenal glands.
A parent with the disease will pass it to half of his or her children (on average).
About one person in a million has MEN2B. Very few doctors have seen a case.
Lincoln had all the essential features of MEN2B:
Written in simple, engaging language, with over 200 illustrations,
The Physical Lincoln discusses each of these topics (and more).
It reviews evidence for and against the MEN2B theory,
including the greatest challenge to the diagnosis: Lincoln's longevity.
Most importantly, however, the book contributes an enormous amount of new
material to the study of Abraham Lincoln, the man, extracted from original sources.
|MEN2B feature||Abraham Lincoln|
|"Marfanoid" body shape
||Tall. Long limbs. Small, thin head.|
|Large, bumpy lips
||Large lower lip. Bumps on lower and upper lips.|
||Emaciated by the end of his life.|
||Mother with same body and facial build.|
Three sons with large, bumpy lips.
||Multiple signs of low muscle tone.|
Keywords: medullary thyroid carcinoma, MTC, pheochromocytoma,
neuroma, intestinal ganglioneuromatosis, malignant effusion, Lincoln had MEN 2B, Lincoln had cancer