Gershwin's Death Revisited When composer George Gershwin died in July 1937 at age 38, doctors said the cause was brain cancer. But a new examination of Gershwin's autopsy slides has cast doubt on that diagnosis. Host Bob Edwards talks to pathologist Dr. Gregory Sloop, who says his findings show the tumor that killed Gershwin may have been benign and easily operable, had it been properly diagnosed.

Gershwin's Death Revisited

Gershwin's Death Revisited

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When composer George Gershwin died in July 1937 at age 38, doctors said the cause was brain cancer. But a new examination of Gershwin's autopsy slides has cast doubt on that diagnosis. Host Bob Edwards talks to pathologist Dr. Gregory Sloop, who says his findings show the tumor that killed Gershwin may have been benign and easily operable, had it been properly diagnosed.