Mozart, Superbugs and Antibiotic Resistant Infections

Sep 8, 2009, 12:28 PM, Posted by RWJF Blog Team

Last month, the Annals of Internal Medicine published a report suggesting that Wolfgang Mozart may have died from a strep infection. This discovery may turn out to be more than just an interesting historical fact. What if Mozart’s death could teach us something about the antibiotic resistant infections of today? That is exactly the question that Maya Sequeira of Extending the Cure, a Pioneer grantee, looks at in her post, “What Killed Mozart.” Check it out and then come back here and let us know what you think.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Pioneering Ideas blog.