Yes, my mother and the historians are all incorrect about catching a cold (or pneumonia) because you didn't dress warm enough in freezing weather, but, funny thing, JTT, if you take a 68 year old man, who's not in the best of shape, and you stick him out a nice wind-blown flag-dressed platform for three and half hours in the pouring cold rain while he delivers the longest inauguration speech before or since, would you agree that you might raise his susceptibility towards contracting either form of pneumonia, bacterial or viral? Especially if one or several of the well-wishers standing around him already have the illness?
If the standing out in the rain was not the direct cause, but the proximate one, is that good enough for you? If not, please tell us, doctor, from whence did William Henry contract his fatal case of pneumonia?
Fun fact: My great-grandfather was named William Henry is Harrison's honor.
Joe(I don't know if they called him Bill or Willy or Hank)Nation