Musings on family history, regional history, book reviews, and miscellaneous observations and comments by a genealogist and librarian living near the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Louisa May Alcott
Can one tell a cause of death from a painting? Some physicians believe that Louisa May Alcott did not die the way that we have been led to believe--through "mercury poisoning" or "artist angst." Instead, they believe she had lupus.