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George Washington Was Probably Killed By 18th Century Medicine

Author: 
Jon Dough

Photo by: YelkrokoyadeGeorge Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Most people are aware of those well known facts, as well as the many myths that have been told about him, but did you know that he may have been murdered?

Not murdered in the premeditated "Criminal Minds" sense, but murdered by medical science...or lack thereof. 

In this video by SciShow, host Hank Green tells us all the morbid details of Washington's last hours and how things might have been much different had he lived in the 21st century.