Robert Johnson & VD

Eliot Williams
Mon Jan 24 10:01:26 EST 2000

Johnson was 27 when he died.  While it is possible to die suddenly at
that age from the effects of longstanding syphilis (rupture of a
syphilitic aneurysm, for example) none of the accounts of Johnson's
life or death that I've read suggest that he had the disease.

Eliot Williams
University of Wisconsin
Department of Medicine

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