Origin of Lou Gehrig's diseaseafter Lou Gehrig, who died of the disease
Lou Gehrig's disease
Origin of Lou Gehrig's diseaseAfterHenry Louis (“Lou”) Gehrig
- (pathology) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a form of motor neuron disease.
Named after New York Yankees baseball player Lou Gehrig (1903-1941), a prominent sufferer of the disease. The disease was known before Gehrig suffered it, but his fame led to his name being associated with it.