GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"

dherko at kc.rr.com dherko at kc.rr.com
Thu Jan 26 15:51:03 CST 2012


Truly 21st Century telemed technology diagnosis 150 years ago ;-)
---- Tom Barrett <tbarrett21 at cox.net> wrote: 
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> I don't have quick access to the magazine.
> 
> Can you give us a synopsis of Dr. Cappolino's diagnosis?
> 
> Regards,
> 
> TB
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com [mailto:gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com]
> On Behalf Of Tom Ryan
> Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:38 PM
> To: GDG
> Subject: Re: GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"
> 
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> Jim,
> 
> I read the article and thought it was well done by a medical professional.
> Dr. Cappolino is billed in the article as a specialist on the medical
> condition of historical figures.
> 
> His detailed analysis and explanation of Lee's maladies were enligtening.
> It was apparent from some of his statements that the author was not a Civil
> War expert.  Nonetheless, I thought he put Lee's situation in perspective.
> 
> One weakness in his argument from my point of view is that he reached a firm
> conclusion that Lee's illness caused the ANV to lose the battle at
> Gettysburg based on relatively little evidence.  I thought it would have
> been better for him to couch his conclusion in less specific terms, and
> perhaps allowed that Lee's illness was a contributing, although not the
> exclusive, factor for his defeat.
> 
> Regards, Tom Ryan
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com
> [mailto:gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com]On Behalf Of Jim Ferguson
> Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:05 PM
> To: GDG-2
> Subject: GDG- "Lee's Illness Lost Gettysburg"
> 
> 
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> 
> Over the years we have had several/many discussions about Lee's health at
> Gettysburg. Coppolino's article in the current Gettysburg Magazine is pretty
> clear about it. Any comments yet?
> 
> Jim
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