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Post mortem : solving history's great medical mysteries

Author: Philip A Mackowiak; American College of Physicians.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : American College of Physicians, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Their lives changed history. Their deaths were mysteries, until now! Post-Mortem: Solving History's Great Medical Mysteries by Philip A. Mackowiak, MD, FACP, examines the controversial lives and deaths of 12 famous men and women. Post-Mortem answers vexing questions such as: Was Alexander the Great a victim of West Nile virus? What caused the gruesome final illness of King Herod? Was Joan of Arc mentally ill during  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
History
Anecdotes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip A Mackowiak; American College of Physicians.
ISBN: 9781930513891 1930513895 9781938921131 1938921135
OCLC Number: 76263475
Description: xv, 350 pages : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Humanoid praying mantis --
Hellenic holocaust --
Death of a deity --
Worm's meat --
Caveat Cenans! --
A call to arms --
Crippled dove --
"Surely the greatest tragedy in the history of music" --
The sound that failed --
A bright but unsteady light --
Glimmering gloom --
"Racial characteristics."
Responsibility: Philip A. Mackowiak.

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Examines medical mysteries in the lives and deaths of 12 famous men and women, including Alexander the Great, King Herod, Joan of Arc, Mozart, Beethoven, and Edgar Allan Poe. This title traces 3,500  Read more...

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