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DescriptionOne of 2 clinicopathological conferences held in 2002, this presentation explored the cause of the agonizing death of King Herod. Included are his medical history, description of his deteriorating health in the words of Herod’s biographer, Flavius Josephus, and treatment of his symptoms. Dr. Hirschmann’s diagnosis is that Herod died of uremia complicated by Fournier gangrene.
Alterative Diagnosis: Generalized atherosclerosis/hypertension. Reference: Hirschmann JV, et al. Arch Intern Med 2004; 164: 833-9
SponsorsUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Medicine
VA Maryland Health Care System (U.S.)
University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Medicine. Medical Alumni Association
Kramer, Morton D., M.D.
KeywordHerod Agrippa I, King of Judea, 10 B.C.-44 A.D.--Death and burial
Cause of Death