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Jazz and death : medical profiles of jazz greats

Author: Frederick J Spencer
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2002.
Series: American made music series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When a jazz hero dies, rumors, speculation, gossip, and legend can muddle the real cause of death. In this book, Frederick J. Spencer conducts an inquest on how jazz greats lived and died pursuing their art. Forensics, medical histories, death certificates, and biographies divulge the way many musical virtuosos really died. An essential reference source, Jazz and Death strives to correct misinformation and set the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spencer, Frederick J.
Jazz and death.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2002
(DLC) 2001056864
(OCoLC)48474259
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick J Spencer
ISBN: 9781604736335 160473633X 1283382075 9781283382076
OCLC Number: 773827397
Language Note: This edition in English.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 311 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Jazz and Medicine --
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis --
Cancer --
Cardiovascular Disease --
Cholera --
Dental Disease --
Diabetes --
Ear Disease --
Eye Disease --
Food Poisoning --
Homicide --
Influenza --
Mental Illness --
Mumps --
Physical Handicaps Due to Disease --
Peritonitis --
Substance Abuse: Alcohol --
Substance Abuse: Drugs --
Suicide --
Syphilis --
Tonsillitis --
Trauma --
Tuberculosis --
Viral Disease.
Series Title: American made music series.
Responsibility: Frederick J. Spencer.

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When a jazz hero dies, rumors, speculation, gossip, and legend can muddle the real cause of death. In this book, Frederick J. Spencer conducts an inquest on how jazz greats lived and died pursuing their art. Forensics, medical histories, death certificates, and biographies divulge the way many musical virtuosos really died. An essential reference source, Jazz and Death strives to correct misinformation and set the story straight. Reviewing the medical records of such jazz icons as Scott Joplin, James Reese Europe, Bennie Moten, Tommy Dorsey, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Wardell Gray, and Ro.

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