Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What Really Killed Mozart? Maybe Strep

"Scandalous rumors about popular musicians were just as lurid in the 18th century as they are today, but they moved at a more deliberate pace. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on Dec. 5, 1791, and it took a whole week for a Berlin newspaper to announce that he had been poisoned. The actual cause of death, a new study suggests, may have been more pedestrian: a strep infection."

For the full story, please see the New York Times.

1 comment:

mmperdue said...

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