Did Syphillis Kill Al Capone?
Al Capone conducted Syphillis in the late 1930’s. Many experts said this was due to his sexual routines with a large number of women over the years, however this can’t be proven. Medical testing methods were uncertain at the time and many scholars simply assume this. Never the less despite this being easily treatable and curable today, it was a death sentence back then. With no treatment Capone developed excessive complications due to the syphilis and by the time just before his death his brain had several infections and his mental capacity had been reduced to that of a 12 year old. He was riddled with illness and he suffered multiple stroked towards the end of his life.