In many ways, he created them.
Some scholars claim Beethoven's death was due, in part, to lead poisoning. Beethoven died at age 56.
Tests have recently confirmed that Beethoven died as a result of lead poisoning. This was attested to by the fact that he suffered from stomach ailments for much of his life, another sign of lead poisoning.
It is not known what caused Beethoven's exposure to lead poisoning for so much of his life. There is speculation that, because he was a fairly heavy drinker, he perhaps drank from lead cups. Another alternative is that, because he had consulted so many doctors for his various ailments, lead exposure may have come from the many medical treatments he received which, in his time, were often laced with heavy metals. See the Web Link below regarding these tests.
Controversy continues to rage, with ideas being that he died from the complications of a chill, kidney failure, and lead poisoning. The latter theory is receiving much attention with new testing procedures possible on Beethoven's hair. An autopsy was performed, and if you're of medical bent or have a strong stomach, check the Web Link below.
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