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Author Spencer, Frederick J.

Title Jazz and death : medical profiles of jazz greats / Frederick J. Spencer
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 311 pages) : illustrations
Series American made music series
American made music series.
Contents Introduction: Jazz and Medicine -- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis -- Cancer -- Cardiovascular Disease -- Cholera -- Dental Disease -- Diabetes -- Ear Disease -- Eye Disease -- Food Poisoning -- Homicide -- Influenza -- Mental Illness -- Mumps -- Physical Handicaps Due to Disease -- Peritonitis -- Substance Abuse: Alcohol -- Substance Abuse: Drugs -- Suicide -- Syphilis -- Tonsillitis -- Trauma -- Tuberculosis -- Viral Disease
Summary When a jazz hero dies, rumors, speculation, gossip, and legend can muddle the real cause of death. In this book, Frederick J. Spencer conducts an inquest on how jazz greats lived and died pursuing their art. Forensics, medical histories, death certificates, and biographies divulge the way many musical virtuosos really died. An essential reference source, Jazz and Death strives to correct misinformation and set the story straight. Reviewing the medical records of such jazz icons as Scott Joplin, James Reese Europe, Bennie Moten, Tommy Dorsey, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Wardell Gray, and Ro
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-301) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Jazz musicians -- Death.
Jazz musicians -- Health and hygiene.
Famous Persons.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 160473633X (electronic bk.)
9781604736335 (electronic bk.)