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What Killed King Herod? Scholars At VA Health Care System/ Um School Of Medicine Conference Unravel The 2,000 Year-Old Mystery

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January 28, 2002
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Historians remember him as a brutal, unpredictable, paranoid and cruel leader. During his 36-year bloody reign as king of ancient Judea, Herod the Great ordered the executions of one wife and three sons, and, in a vain attempt to destroy the infant Jesus, directed the infamous Slaughter of the Innocents. It’s been more than 2,000 years since his death in 4 B.C., yet clinicians and scholars will unravel the mystery of what killed 69 year-old Herod the Great (or King Herod, as he is called in the Bible’s New Testament) during this year’s historical Clinical Pathologic Conference (CPC) sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Maryland Health Care System and the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

BALTIMORE — Historians remember him as a brutal, unpredictable, paranoid and cruel leader. During his 36-year bloody reign as king of ancient Judea, Herod the Great ordered the executions of one wife and three sons, and, in a vain attempt to destroy the infant Jesus, directed the infamous Slaughter of the Innocents. It’s been more than 2,000 years since his death in 4 B.C., yet clinicians and scholars will unravel the mystery of what killed 69 year-old Herod the Great (or King Herod, as he is called in the Bible’s New Testament) during this year’s historical Clinical Pathologic Conference (CPC) sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Maryland Health Care System and the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.


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Department Of Veterans Affairs. "What Killed King Herod? Scholars At VA Health Care System/ Um School Of Medicine Conference Unravel The 2,000 Year-Old Mystery." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 28 January 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020128080555.htm>.
Department Of Veterans Affairs. (2002, January 28). What Killed King Herod? Scholars At VA Health Care System/ Um School Of Medicine Conference Unravel The 2,000 Year-Old Mystery. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020128080555.htm
Department Of Veterans Affairs. "What Killed King Herod? Scholars At VA Health Care System/ Um School Of Medicine Conference Unravel The 2,000 Year-Old Mystery." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020128080555.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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