"What Killed Burns and What Did Not?" by Professor Emeritus David Purdie.
The poet and songwriter Robert Burns died in 1796, aged 37. There was no post-mortem and hence no tissue diagnosis. Detractors, commencing with unsigned obituaries, assigned the cause firmly to alcoholism. This talk examines the evidence for a range of alternative diagnoses.
Speaker: Professor Emeritus David Purdie (Hull & York University Medical School)