What was the diease that caused poe's death?

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What was the diease called that ended poe's life?

-- Anonymous, February 16, 2001


There is great uncertainty as to what precisely was the cause of Poe's death. There are many speculations and conjectures as to what sent this genius to his grave, but truth be told, no one knows. It is believed to be a disease indeed, perhaps rabies, dypthiria, or tuberculosis, the killer of his wife, Virginia. I am sorry not to be able to supply a definite answer, but I am afraid that no one can. Respectfully, P A Regan

-- Anonymous, February 16, 2001

tb killed him that is fact he got tb from drinking

-- Anonymous, February 23, 2001

Edgar Allan Poe died of rabies

-- Anonymous, March 03, 2001

He most likely died of tb, but new reaserch is also pointing to rabies, because when they found him he had fome around his mouth. ~Pm

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2001

I think that he died of a broken heart because his first/cousin died after only being married for a year. Or he was hurring to fast and had a heart attack.

-- Anonymous, March 23, 2001

New evidence points to rabies; however, Poe was also found in a ditch and reeked of alcohol. It is possible he drank himself to death.

-- Anonymous, March 25, 2001

Actaully the obituary published in the Baltimor Clipper in October 1849 stated that he died of congestion of the brain. A short time before he was diagnosed with a weak heart and lesions of the brain. He was found in an alley October 3 and was transported by carriagae to Washington College Hospital. Poe came in and out of consciousness at one point refusing a glass of brandy. While in the hospital he gave a number of speches including "Language cannot tell the gushing well that wells, sways and sweeps, tesmpest-like, over me, signaling the 'larm of death'. He asked about friends, and said, "My best friend would be the man who gave me a pistal what I may blow out my brains". Poe called out the name of "Reynold" who has never been identified. At around 5:00 am Sunday October 7 Poe died. His last words were "Lord, help my poor soul." I hope all this helps you. I am doing a paper myself. If you have a question send an email.

-- Anonymous, April 27, 2001

Bi- polar Disorder --- Manic Depression

" And by a strange alchemy of brain his pleasure always turn'd to pain His naivete' to wild desire his wit to love -- his wine to fire and so , being young and dipt in folly I fell in love with melancholy."

EDGAR ALLAN POE HIS OWN WORDS SHOWING, DEEP EMOTION OF DEPRESSION , modern medicine will tell that your state of mind has an effect on your body, so therefore my analysis is that from whichever disease POE may have or may not have siezed from depression ultimately was a partial cause

thank you.. :)

-- Anonymous, June 21, 2001

He was assassinated by the CIA for writing pro communist literature and subverting the youth of America. Such actions cannot be tolerated in a democracy.

-- Anonymous, November 04, 2002

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