Several doctors have ventured the opinion that Bix... may have vomited while sleeping and inhaled a quantity of vomit. This could have brought on sudden death through drowning in his own vomit. Before the advent of modern diagnostic techniques, what is now known as inhalation pneumonia was classified with lobar pneumonia, which, strictly speaking, relates to inflammation of the lobes of the lungs."
I must have read Man and Legend a hundred times; somehow, I had forgotten the section at the end with the doctors' opinions that Bix may have drown in his own vomit.
PS I am surprised no one made a correction.
This message has been edited by ahaim on Sep 23, 2010 12:13 PM