Dr. Charles Morris, Mayor Menino’s doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, spoke with reporters today about the mayor’s health today. Here is an excerpt of his comments:
“The mayor was admitted on Oct. 26; came in with a viral infection, feeling unwell, some malaise. In that setting, we discovered he had a blood clot in his lung, for which we put him on some appropriate therapy. Shortly thereafter, he developed some low back pain which was due to a compress backbone in his lower spine.