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Researchers: Lead Ultimately Killed Beethoven

Chemical analysts say that lead poisoning was the cause of Beethoven's many ailments and ultimate death. A Beethoven biographer discusses how the composer's lifestyle could have contributed to lead poisoning.


Edmund Morris, author of Beethoven: The Universal Composer and The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize

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