Author Louisa May Alcott dies at 55

Author Louisa May Alcott dies at 55

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During her service in the civil war, Alcott's fever was treated with a compound containing mercury. Therefore, she attributed her health problems in her later years to mercury poisoning, however, it was probably an autoimmune disease. Her death was caused by stroke, in Boston, just 2 days after her father died.

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