how did he die? : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

i was just wondering if dr. Benitez did an autopsy on him or not if so then did they find someone to ask if they can do one on his body? thak you for you time.

-- Anonymous, January 29, 2003


Who is Benitez? The attendant physician at Poe's death was Dr. Moran who continually embellished his account on the lecture circuit. I don't think there is any controversy to justify opening Poe's grave now which should not reveal anything much about the direct cause of his death.

-- Anonymous, January 30, 2003

Yes they did a autopsy on him

-- Anonymous, February 05, 2003

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