Disease was actually not a huge problem compared to the threat of hostile natives and wild animals. However, while traveling, the men would often drink from the rivers which caused them to suffer from terrible boils on their skin. This may have been an infection caused by the Staphylococcus bacteria. Don't quote me on that though. There was also a shortage of fruit and vegetables, but whether this caused any vitamin deficiencies I do not know. It it true that the men suffered from a venereal disease believed to be syphilis which they contracted from sleeping with native women at Fort Mandan. White traders had previously brought syphilis to the Mandan population and the treatment of the day was a mecurial ointment - which is, of course, no cure; it only allays the symptoms. There is no evidence that either Lewis or Clark ever had an intimate relationship with these women as they were not only government officials and therefore had to set an example, but they were also very busy as leaders of the expedition.
As for Lewis and Clark particularly, they did not suffer from disease except for the one time that Lewis had a bad case of the flu one winter. They did have injuries though, as Clark suffered from a "rheumatism of the neck" and Lewis was accidentally shot in the left thigh while hunting.
Yes there is a Lewis and Clark Monument. Its called Lewis and Clark Monument Park.
Meriwether Lewis was in charge and William Clark came as his assistant. But the Lewis And Clark Expedition is still know as The Lewis And Clark Expedition.
Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr is the grandson of William Clark. His father was William Clark's son Meriwether Lewis Clark, Sr. William Clark had named his son after his friend Meriwether Lewis.
Lewis and Clark did not invent anything.
the lewis and clark expidition :)
meriwether Lewis & William clark are famos explores . thomas Jefferson made Lewis & clark to explore the unknow territority. that is who meriwether Lewis & William clark.
Lewis was Captain Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) and Clark was Lt. William Clark (1770-1838).
The Lewis and Clark expedition consisted of 33 individuals. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were the leaders.
William Clark and Merrlwethir Lewis
Lewis was born in 1774 and Clark was in 1770.
There was a disease in the Lewis and Clark expedition
Lewis is 237 and clark is 241 as of 2011.
beacuse its lewis clark(:
Lewis and Clark expored in Apirl 13,1803.
Lewis and Clark are the captains of this expedition
Lewis and Clark both ran the expedition .
Because at the time they were named,nothing in the west was named after Lewis and Clark.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
The Lewis and Clark expodition ended in 1806
Lewis & Clark began their expedition in 1804.
Lewis and clark lived around 1700 to 1789
William Clark and Meriwether Lewis
Lewis and Clark did in 1804. (Lewis and Clark Expedition)
Heavens no. Lewis and Clark were only best friends.