[ExI] anorexic geniuses, was Re: Religions and violence.

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 01:46:05 UTC 2010

2010/8/3 Gregory Jones <spike66 at att.net>

> Srinivasa Ramanujan is another monster intellect we also lost to  tragic
> self starvation.

Wikipedia says otherwise:

"A 1994 analysis of Ramanujan's medical records and symptoms by Dr. D.A.B.
Young concluded that it was much more likely he had hepatic amoebiasis, a
parasitic infection of the liver. This is supported by the fact that
Ramanujan had spent time in Madras, where the disease was widespread. He had
two episodes of dysentery before he left India. When not properly treated,
dysentery can lie dormant for years and lead to hepatic amoebiasis. It was a
difficult disease to diagnose, but once diagnosed, could have been readily

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