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.


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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