June 10, 2020

Ep.24 - David Purdie - What Killed Burns And What Did Not?

"What Killed Burns and What Did Not?" by Professor Emeritus David Purdie.

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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)


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