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Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Popular culture

Bin Laden Succombs to Gunshot Wound, Not Renal Failure

Bin Laden Succombs to Gunshot Wound, Not Renal Failure


It is difficult, if not impossible, to focus on any blog-relevant news in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden, who died simply of this: a gunshot wound to the head delivered by a US military operative. The mastermind, or really inspirator, of the 9/11 attacks was 54.

05/02/11 addendum: The Great Beyond blog explains “How DNA may have confirmed bin Laden’s death.” At least one expert guesses that the US government had already sequenced some of UBL’s surreptiously confiscated DNA for a quick postmortem comparison.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.