Revising Ruth’s medical history


For the baseball history buffs among us, here’s a good story for you: A dentist interested in both dental history and baseball lore researched Babe Ruth’s medical history and discovered that the Yankee slugger did not die of throat cancer as legend has it. Rather, Dr. William Maloney believes Ruth died of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, an exceedingly rare form of cancer. According to Maloney, Ruth participated in medical trials that eventually paved the way toward modern cancer treatments. Interesting stuff.

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  1. Wow. Interesting.

    Any truth to the rumors that Cal Ripken Jr. has contracted ALS?

  2. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Can we call it “Babe Ruth Disease”?

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