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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What killed Mozart?

Turns out - strep throat. Read it here.

Who knew? Well, with medical records and autopsy practices in the late 18th century not at all like what they are today, it seems no one...until now. I suppose, too, that absent a DNA sample we'll never really know. All that we know is, Mozart wrote a lot of beautiful music before he died prematurely at the age of 35. But at least there's the music he left us, and for that we should always be thankful.

And, of course, remember to take our vitamins, eat right, exercise, stay healthy, etc.


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