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Strep throat may have killed Mozart: study

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posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 08:14 AM
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Strep throat may have killed Mozart: study


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MONDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- It's one of the enduring mysteries of classical music: What -- or who -- killed Mozart at the age of 35 when he was at the height of his creative powers?

Now, there's a new theory: He died of complications of strep throat.

The latest hypothesis lacks the inherent drama of murder by a rival or suicide, which have both been suggested as causes of Mozart's death. But Andrew Steptoe, co-author of a historical diagnosis published Aug. 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, said an infection makes the most sense, considering medical records from the time,
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posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 08:14 AM
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How cruel the world can be to take someone of such extraordinary abilities have them killed by a bacteria.

At least now we can be assured it wasn't at the hands of an idiot or rival.

I wonder how the remainder of his career would of been if he had not died. Would he have completed more great works? Or fizzled out? Or partied himself to death.

Now if only we can find where he is buried.

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posted on Aug, 18 2009 @ 08:42 AM
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and I think with modern forensics and medicine, we are going to be finding more and more answers to unanswered questions like these.

And in a way, it kinda takes the fun out of it.



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