Medicine: The 2,000-Year-Old Woman

From the time that the body was first discovered last year, doctors in the People's Republic of China have been trying to find out what caused the death of the wife of a minor official named Li Tsang. Last week they released the results of their autopsy: Lady Li died of an apparent heart attack. Although there was nothing unusual about the cause of her death, the post-mortem examination at Hunan Medical College was somewhat out of the ordinary; Lady Li, whose body was unearthed from a tomb outside the central Chinese city of Changsha, died at the age of 50...

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