This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.
Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.
FOXnews.com: Beethoven's Doctor Accidentally Poisoned Him, Pathologist Claims
Wednesday, August 29, 2007—Associated Press
VIENNA, AUSTRIA — DID SOMEONE KILL BEETHOVEN? A VIENNESE PATHOLOGIST CLAIMS THE COMPOSER'S PHYSICIAN DID — INADVERTENTLY OVERDOSING HIM WITH LEAD IN A CASE OF A CURE THAT WENT WRONG.
OTHER RESEARCHERS ARE NOT CONVINCED, BUT THERE IS NO CONTROVERSY ABOUT ONE FACT: THE MASTER HAD BEEN A VERY SICK MAN YEARS BEFORE HIS DEATH IN 1827.
Previous Slide Contents Next Slide