He conquered many lands, sailed many seas, and was finally awarded his own Netflix miniseries, but at the age of 32, the ruler of Macedonia known throughout the ages as Alexander the Great, died in the palace of a Babylonian king shortly after a night of partying. There have been numerous potential explanations as to what happened.  In this episode we'll review the case and the leading thoughts as to what brought down this renowned military leader.Announcement: Dr. Max is on Twitch! A lifelong gamer and proud nerd, he'll be streaming on Twitch twice per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 8:00pm CST, hoping to eventually raise money for charity.  Stop on by to hang out and chat about medicine or just about any other topic with him.  Check him out and give a follow there if that's your thing - DrMaxwell_MKE @: https://www.twitch.tv/drmaxwell_mkeSources: (Primary Source) Case Presentation: https://archive.hshsl.umaryland.edu/bitstream/handle/10713/6826/AlexanderTheGreat_1996.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=yOverview: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9078372/

Alex the Great: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_the_Great

GBS: https://www.history.com/news/alexander-the-great-death-cause-discovery

GBS2: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190122115006.htm

Early pronouncement of death: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/was-alexander-great-pronounced-dead-prematurely-180971419/

Pancreatitis:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6826792/

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