May 20, '07
I saw this article about how modern medicine could maybe have saved Lincoln. Interesting, except.
You can't take modern medicine out of context to the bullet that killed him.
Modern medicine would have also equated to a modern bullet. That doesn't just mean much more sophisticated lead shot, load, etc. It doesn't just mean over a century of advancement in bullet frangibility, ballistics, etc.
It also means modern magazines and semi/automatic firing of multiple shots.
Maybe Lincoln COULD have survived a 19th century bullet with 21st Century medicine. The REAL question is could he have survived a 21st bullet (or multiple bullets) that would have gone along with that 21st Century medicine?
To quote the tootsie pop commercial: The world may never know.
Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on May 29, '07
May 21, '07
Quote from piper_for_hire
I bet the polio vaccine would have prevented FDR's polio.
Actually I was reading an article about a peer review study that suggests he may have actually suffered from Guillain-Barre syndrome, not polio.
Last edit by DusktilDawn on May 21, '07