Histories and Mysteries

Mickey Rooney, Ninety Years Onstage

The Death of Benjamin Franklin

My Favorite Poet, Edgar Allan Poe

Paul Allen and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Farrah Fawcett: The Price of Beauty

The Scandalous Life and Death of President Harding

Dwight Eisenhower: The History of Bed Rest

Winston Churchill, the Most Influential Man of the 20th Century

Ted Williams, the Greatest Hitter

Burt Reynolds' Heart Attack

Robin Leach: Risk Factors for Strokes

Neil Simon's Kidney Disease

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul

Gustav Born: Innovations after Hiroshima

Charlotte Rae and Pancreatic Cancer

Hemingway's Suicide Caused by his Doctors

Lynn Anderson: Alcohol and Heart Attacks

Tab Hunter, 1950s Heart Throb

Liz Taylor's Eyelashes: Clue to Rare Genetic Disorder

Donald Ritchie, Ultramarathon Runner

Chuck Vinci: Heart Damage in a Pre-Steroid Olympic Weightlifter

The Sad Story of Karen Carpenter

Neal Boyd, AGT Winner, Dead at 42

Otzi the Iceman and the Diseases of Inflammation

Philip Roth and Heart Failure

Browning Ross, Distance Running's Founding Father

Humphrey Bogart's Fatal Lifestyle

Audrey Hepburn's Rare Cancer

Florence Nightingale and Bipolar Disorder

Was Hans Asperger a Nazi?

How Did Stalin Die?

Jackie Gleason’s Colon Cancer

Milt Campbell, Olympic Decathlon Champion

What Killed President Andrew Jackson?

Stephen Hawking, Genius with ALS

Marie Curie, Brilliant Heroine

Roger Bannister, First Sub-4-Minute Miler

Reverend Billy Graham, a Long and Fruitful Life

Jim Fixx, Running Guru

John Harvey Kellogg, Right and Wrong

Mickey Mantle and Liver Cancer

Freud and Dreams

Neil Fingleton, Game of Thrones Giant

Baron Larrey, Napoleon's Surgeon General

Arnold Palmer, The King of Golf

President Eisenhower Changed the Way Doctors Treat Heart Attacks

Marit Bjorgen, Cross Country Skier

Johnny Cash, the Man in Black

Ronald Reagan's Medical History

David Cassidy, Teen Idol

Naim Suleymanoglu, the Pocket Hercules

Mel Tillis, Stuttering Country Singer

Giacomo Casanova, the Great Lover

Leonard Bernstein's Asthma and Heart Failure

Isabella Karle's Nobel Prize Went to Her Husband

Vera Caslavska, the Most Courageous Olympian

Ted Corbitt, the Father of Long Distance Running

Tom Petty's Heart Attack

John von Neumann, Father of the Computer Revolution

Charles Bradley and Stomach Cancer

Rich Piana: Why Do So Many Bodybuilders Die Young?

Franz Schubert, Syphilis and Mercury Poisoning

D.L. Menard, the Cajun Hank Williams

Dick Gregory, Comedian, Protester and Health Entrepreneur

Jerry Lewis: Lifelong Comedy and Pain

Glen Campbell's Dementia

Sam Shepard and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

John Urschel Quits Football

Van Gogh's Yellow Coronas

Incredible Senior Athletes

John Brinkley, Goat Testicle Entrepreneur

Emil Zatopek, the Best Distance Runner

Stephen Furst, Flounder, Diabetic at 17

Dina Merrill and Dementia

Roger Moore's Many Medical Problems

Fred Kummerow, Hero of the Trans Fat Battle

Gregg Allman and Liver Cancer

Roger Ailes and Hemophilia

George Jones - Sad Life, Sad Songs

Bicycling is the Most Dangerous Professional Sport

What Killed Mario Lanza at Age 38?

Tom Fleming, Marathoner Who Out-Trained Everyone Else

What Killed Babe Ruth at Age 53?

Why Sylvester Graham Rejected White Flour

Can Hair Turn Grey Overnight?

Andy Warhol's Young Death

Medical History of Cocaine

George Michael: Fatty Liver and Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Munchausen’s Syndrome

How Doctors Contributed to John F. Kennedy's Death

King George III: Porphyria, Gout and Lead Poisoning

Hank Williams and Spina Bifida

Ron Lester and Morbid Obesity

Mary Tyler Moore and Type I Diabetes

Carol Purdie (Diana's Mother) and The Fall of Singapore

Tammy Wynette and the Pain of Gall Bladder Disease

Robert Marchand Sets Amazing World Record at 105

Alan Thicke and Aortic Dissection

Carrie Fisher's Inflammatory Lifestyle

Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies at 99

Jean Shepard and Parkinson's Disease

Denton Cooley, the Fastest Heart Surgeon

Julius Wagner-Jauregg's Nobel Prize for Syphilis Treatment

Leon Russell, A Song For You

Gwen Ifill and Uterine Cancer

Elvis Presley: Killed by Inflammation

Eva Peron and Cervical Cancer

Tom Hayden's Life of Protest

Bob Marley and Melanoma

Glenn Yarbrough - A Lifetime of Searching

Adolph Hitler: A War On Drugs

Nico's Senseless Death

Charmian Carr and Lewy Body Dementia

Ancel Keys, Meat and Heart Attacks

Jacques Servier and the Fenfluramine Scandal

Gene Wilder: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Alzheimer's

Eero Mantryanta's High EPO Gene

Houston McTear, a Natural Runner

Fanny Blankers-Koen, Olympian-The Flying Housewife

Mal Whitfield, Olympian and Tuskegee Airman

Eartha Kitt: Colon Cancer Even with Low Risk

Kathleen Baker, Amazing Olympian with Crohn's Disease

Elie Wiesel, Messenger to Mankind

Simon Ramo Did Everything Right

John Wayne's Cancers: Smoking or Radiation?

Jack Lovelock, the Wonder Miler

Muhammed Ali: Parkinson's Breakthroughs are Coming

Tom Simpson and Heat Stroke

What Caused Garry Shandling's Heart Attack?

Otto Warburg, Cancer Pioneer

Tommy Kono, Greatest Weightlifter in US History

Chyna Laurer's Destructive Choices

Ida Keeling, Setting Running Records at 100

Bess Myerson's Highs and Lows

Merle Haggard: Be Good to Your Lungs

Patty Duke: A Bipolar Life

Gustav Mahler and the Strep Throat that Killed Him

Joey Feek, the Love Story of 2016

Clyde Lovellette: Size Plus Skill

Nancy Reagan, First Lady with Many Causes

Antonin Scalia: Bad Health Decisions

Maurice White: Parkinson's Disease and Mitochondria

Wilt Chamberlain's Heart Attack

Glenn Frey: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ulcerative Colitis

Roger Ebert and Thyroid Cancer

Erich Segal: Parkinson's Disease

David Bowie's Liver Cancer

Natalie Cole and Hepatitis C

William Coley, Quack or Prophet?

Kurt Masur, Conductor and Hero

Bret Michaels and Juvenile Diabetes

Ron Clarke and High Altitude

Ingrid Bergman's Breast Cancer

Jerry Quarry: Dementia from Head Injuries

Einstein's Brilliant Life and Needless Death

Waylon Jennings' Years of Pain

Tchaikovsky's Death: Cholera, Suicide or Murder?

Ty Cobb: Anger in Athletes

Did Roy Orbison Work Himself to Death?

Paul Prudhomme: The Perils of Morbid Obesity

Lydia Pinkham and Black Cohosh

Marian Anderson, a Voice that Made History

Al Capp's Li'l Abner

Moses Malone and Darryl Dawkins, NBA Giants

Robert Oppenheimer, Father of the Atomic Bomb

Oliver Sacks and Melanoma of the Eye

Frank Sinatra, Voice of the 20th Century

Linus Pauling and Prostate Cancer

Emile Zola and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Mike Pyle: Head Injuries and Dementia

E.L. Doctorow: Tobacco Claims Another Victim

Rachel Carson: Is Breast Cancer an Environmental Disease?

Amy Winehouse: Sudden Death from Alcohol Poisoning

Blaze Starr's Flaming Couch

Dr. Michael DeBakey's Famous Surgery

Al Oerter: Weak Heart in a Strong Body

John Kerry: Hip Replacements and Fractures

John Nash: A Beautiful Mind Dies

B.B. King: A Long Life that Should Have Been Longer

Fausto Coppi's Mysterious Death

The Tragic Death of Dave Goldberg

Gerhard Hansen and Leprosy

Toulouse-Lautrec: Inbreeding, Alcohol and Syphilis - a Bad Mix

Famous Athletes with Asthma

Dmitri Mendeleev, Father of the Periodic Table

Van Cliburn, Cold War Hero

Franz Kafka and Tuberculosis

Leonard Nimoy, COPD and Smoking

Julian Schwinger and Pancreatic Cancer

John Enders, Vaccine Pioneer

Jack Lemmon, American Icon

Gerty Cori's Nobel Prize

Andre the Giant and Acromegaly

Houdini’s Appendix

Ignaz Semmelweis, Antiseptic Pioneer

Itzhak Perlman and Polio

Peter Sellers' Many Heart Attacks

Isaac Asimov, Science Fiction Giant

Marion Barry, Washington’s ‘Mayor for Life’, Dead at 78

Tom Magliozzi, Host of "Car Talk"

Alan Turing, Code Breaker and Marathon Runner

Alma Mahler, Muse to Many

Ray Charles, The Genius

Clark Gable's Lousy Lifestyle

Raoul Dufy's Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jim Henson and Toxic Shock Syndrome

Tom Hanks, Diabetes and YoYo Dieting

Grace Kelly, Death of a Princess

Joan Rivers: No Procedure is Risk-Free

Why Did Ultimate Warrior Die at 54?

Sinead O'Connor's Fibromyalgia

Robin Williams: Brilliance and Depression

Brian Piccolo and Testicular Cancer

Babe Didrikson Zaharias, the Best Female Athlete

Edith Piaf, Old Too Young

Famous Stents: Bill Clinton and George Bush

Paul Robeson, Voice of the Downtrodden

Tony Gwynn, Mr. Padre, Dead at 54

Bruce Lee: Fists of Fury

Nelson Rockefeller: Heart Attack During Sex

Natasha Richardson's Needless Death

Fuller Albright, Founder of Modern Endocrinology

Ted Kennedy's Brain Cancer

Rosalind Franklin, Cheated Out of a Nobel Prize

Jean Harlow, the Blonde Bombshell

Richard Feynman, Physicist and Humorist

Hal Connolly, from Disabled Child to Olympic Gold

Toshiko D’Elia, Marathon Champion, Dies at 84

Al Capone: Crime Does Not Pay

Did Chopin Have Cystic Fibrosis?

Srinivasa Ramanujan, Math Prodigy

Richard Nixon’s Paranoia

Kim Kardashian's Psoriasis

What Killed President Van Buren?

Rene Laennec, Founder of Modern Pulmonology

The Deadliest Epidemic in Recent History

The Baskerville Effect

Dick Cheney: Sometimes Doctors Lie

Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908 – 1973)

Michael E. DeBakey, Father of Modern Heart Surgery

Wilma Rudolph, Polio Survivor

Joseph Louis Melnick, Virologist

Peter Huttenlocher, World-Famous Neurologist

Cole Porter's Many Medical Problems

Wilhelm Weichardt’s Treatment for Chronic Fatigue

Rose Knox: Profit from Brittle Nails

Gordie Howe, the Toughest Athlete Ever

The Death of President Harrison

Chris Klug, the Bravest Olympian

Ilya Metchnikoff’s Theory of Autointoxication

The Heat Stroke Death of Korey Stringer

Typhoid Mary’s Gall Bladder

Horace Fletcher, the Great Masticator

Ernest Duchesne, the Father of Antibiotics

Barry Marshall, from Quack to Nobel Prize

Johnny Miles Was My Hero

C.W. Post, Entrepreneur

The Despicable Dr. Julius Reiter

Eugene O'Neill's Guilt and Death

Antonio Vivaldi’s Asthma

Vera Caslavska: Marriage of Two Great Olympic Athletes

Bob Hayes, World’s Fastest Human

Emily Dickinson, SAD Poet

Mamo Wolde, Olympian

Zachary Taylor's Salmonella

What Killed Alexander the Great?

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Power of Observation

Micheline Ostermeyer, Olympian and Concert Pianist

Mozart's Sore Throat

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Doctors Vindicated 40 Years after Her Death

Stella Walsh, Olympic Female Sprint Champion

Patrick Henry’s Wife

Who Killed President Garfield?

Who Killed George Washington?

George Gershwin, Incorrectly Diagnosed with Depression

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