We’ve all heard the story that WHR gave a 105-minute inaugural speech, in the cold, and as a result caught a cold which developed into pneumonia.
Is that still the accepted story?
You don’t catch a cold from being cold, and I would think it’s pretty rare that a cold causes pneumonia.
(I say “causes pneumonia” because I’m under the impression that pneumonia is not specifically a disease, but a fluid build-up that might me caused by any number of reasons.)
(And I don’t think the CIA, Mafia, Right Wing, Military-Industrial Complex, or the Cubans were behind it–I just wonder if the medical community might have reevaluated it in the intervening 150-odd years.)