Thursday, January 20, 2005

 

How Shakespeare Died

Many historians and biographers have remarked upon William Shakespeare's surprising interest in sexually transmitted diseases, and now a study conducted by an infectious diseases specialist concludes that the bard likely had syphilis and that mercury, used to treat the disease, could have poisoned the playwright and contributed to his death
(from discovery.com). Not everyone agrees with this study's findings. His works on-line:

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