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What about the dementia/Alzheimers (rumors?)

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Didn't Lincoln suffer from syphilis, which would also cause brain damage

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Oh I just was learning about this.

Lincoln thought he had syphilis, after seeing a prostitute in his earlier days. His doctor prescribed him mercury, which he was still using during his presidency. This mercury "treatment" can cause severe depression, which Lincoln had, and other mental ailments.

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No syphilis itself also causes brain and nerve damage over a lifespan.

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