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Lewis and Clark

What did Lewis and Clark get sick from?

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January 21, 2009 3:29AM

They would experience illness from drinking river water and having a lack of fruits and vegetables. Bad water would cause the men to suffer from terrible boils on their skin. Lewis would suffer from a bad case of the flu one winter and Clark suffered from a "rheumatism of the neck" which caused him pain for several days. For Clark, Lewis applied a "hot stone wrapped in flannel" to help ease his pain.