The Medical Lives of History`s Famous People

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This eBook “ Medical Lives of History`s Famous People” highlights the consequences of numerous medical concerns of historical individuals. It also discusses in depth how the public lives of ...
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Tuberculosis: The Cause of the Early Death of John Keats

Pp. 127-130 (4)

William James Maloney


John Keats was an English Romantic poet born in the late 1700ʼs. Among his better known works are ʻOde on a Grecian Urnʼ and ʻOde to a Nightingaleʼ. Keats suffered a series of hemorrhages in 1820 and died at the age of 25 from tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a potentially fatal disease caused by a bacterium known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It usually attacks the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body such as the brain, kidneys, and spine.


Brain, chills, coughing, droplets, Enfield Academy, fatigue, fever, Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries, night sweats, spinal column, tuberculosis, weight loss.


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