What killed Darwin?

  • What killed Darwin? – Sidney Cohen, director of research at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia reckons Charles Darwin may have suffered from three ailments: cyclic vomiting syndrome, Chagas disease, and Helicobacter pylori, or peptic ulcers. Darwin's suffered ill-health after his Beagle voyage. All three of those diseases would be treatable today. Regardless, he lived to 73. Died 1882.

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