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how did poe die?

-- Anonymous, November 14, 2000



Edgar Allan Poe died in Washington College Hospital on October 7, 1849. According to his attenting physician, John J Moran, Poe died of "congestion of the brain". For better details and a thorough discussion on other theories see the URL at:


-- Anonymous, November 15, 2000

I read in a Readers Digest, that Poe was found on the street almost dead, they took him to the hospital and he died there. For a while, it was believd he died from alcohol poisoning. Now there is a certain school of thought that it was rabies that he died from.

-- Anonymous, November 19, 2000

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