Did Edgar die of Rabies or not?

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if you know this please tell me: Did he die of rabies or of alchohol?

-- Anonymous, June 02, 2002


I just did a report on him and they say he died from "congestion of the brain"

-- Anonymous, June 02, 2002

The symptoms do not match. It is one of those intriguing term paper stretches that relies on sketchy data. Just the fact that Poe wanted and drank water at the end is pretty damning against the notion though. It might be discussed at www.eapoe.org in this regard.

His health and symptoms are consistent with long term damage done by alcohol, whatever precipitated his last condition.

-- Anonymous, June 03, 2002

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