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  • Vladimir Lenin poses for a photo in 1922. Neurologist Dr. Harry Vinters and Russian historian Lev Lurie reviewed the Soviet dictator's records for a University of Maryland School of Medicine conference Friday in Baltimore. (Associated Press)

    What killed Lenin? Poison called possibility

    Stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, contradicting a popular theory that a sexually transmitted disease debilitated the Soviet Union's founder, a UCLA neurologist said.

  • What killed Lenin? Stress didn't help, poison eyed

    Stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, contradicting a popular theory that a sexually transmitted disease debilitated the former Soviet Union leader, a UCLA neurologist said Friday.

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  • Lenin was treated for syphilis using the primitive medications available at the time, and while the sexually transmitted disease can cause strokes, there is no evidence from his symptoms or the autopsy that was the case with Lenin, Dr. Vinters said.

    What killed Lenin? Poison called possibility →

  • Vinters, who reviewed autopsy records and the leader's clinical history, said toxicology tests that might have revealed poisoning were not conducted during the autopsy.

    What killed Lenin? Stress didn't help, poison eyed →

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