zanzibar: What is the source of info for his cause of death?
As I've said before, quoting Wikipedia is problematic unless a timestamp is included - since Wiki articles ebb and flow, twisting and turning with each new edition.
(Biographical data should always point to a particular version of the page - <Switch> and others can provide details on how best to do this maybe? I use the <History> tab to look at diffs and old versions.)
Here's the current Wiki edit:
<but died of leukaemia at Ostrava in 1952 before it took place.>
Which agrees with this bio sketch:
http://neviditelnypes.lidovky.cz/os... (in Czech, the author, Aleš Uhlíř, lived in the same neighborhood as the Foltys family - Miloslav, a judge, was his brother and also played competitive chess.)
Actually, despite the general validity of the above - the 2006 Wiki version also just mentions leukemia.
Where is the extra, detailed, info in the <CG> bio from?
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OK - I see, from the discussion above. But <south.charles> hasn't returned, and his accounting, if used in the bio, should be qualified.
I'm sorry to say this, since all he said could be true. But it could also be clouded as a childhood memory. In any case, it's 2nd-hand from his Grandmother.
And it could also be accurate, but a slightly misleading description of a rarer manifestation of leukemia - such as Myeloid sarcoma.
(Luekemia, by destroying the immune system's White blood cells, typically leaves the patient vulnerable to infectious diseases, and these are generally the direct cause of death).
I'm sensitive to many of the issues here - but if the decision is to maintain the bio as is, then the referencing certainly should reflect the source. And the other account of cause-of-death should also be noted (<CG> being the only mention of sarcoma in connection with his death).