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poe was found outside a tavern in the gutter semi conscious and disillusioned - they reported his death as a congestion of the brain BUT In a recent article in reader's digest, in 2001 or 2 (i'm not sure - still looking for the article-) a doctor came across eap's file and did a study discovering that he did in fact die of rabies. proof that he did not die of alcohol lies also in the fact that he had severe dry mouth and refused all sort of alcohol - a typical 'remedy' in that time - he only wanted water - this too is a sign of rabies

-- Anonymous, April 05, 2003


Actually, there is no such file. If you read Benitez's original article, from the Maryland Medical Journal, it becomes obvious that the case file was a recent creation, summarized from a rather poor article written for the Maryland Historical Society magazine about 1978. This information is, therefore, three or four hands away from anything directly connected with the event of Poe's death. There are no original records surviving from the hospital where Poe died. Given a little analysis, rabies is a ridiculous theory, not substantiated from any of the evidence. The amazing spread of this "theory" in the popular press shows gullibility and a willingness to accept a certain, but wrong, answer over "we don't know."

-- Anonymous, April 06, 2003

Poe died the same way his mother did. He died of Tuberculosis I have resurched poe all my life and all the evidence I have found says he died that way. He was found in Baltimore and taken to Washington College Hospital he died four days later at 5 a.m. in the morning. if you don't agree check for your self. Rabies ya right, thats what they all say.

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2003

Poe died of consumption, because he sometimes thought, if one drinks the juice of a lotus plant, your memory might erased and might be able to get to heaven without any sins in mind. He also was a high dreamer and thinker,also was very familiar with opium and all sort of narcotics, but i can't remember the sight or tale inwhich he himself, explains the powerful thoughts of erasing his memory before he diess, his last words were "God please help my Poor soul." think about, medical assumptions sounds too simple for Poe's brilliancy. Peace---

-- Anonymous, April 07, 2003

Is it possible his own subconscious killed him? I mean if you have read his speeches and his writings he obviously had a problem dealing with death, not in the physical sense, but the mental sense. His conscious became overwhelmed by his subconscious and in that event hell is paradise, we can run from god and the devil, but there is no escaping ourselves

-- Anonymous, April 08, 2003

Oh, come on guys! Everyone knows that Poe died of chronic toenail fungus. Get a grip! By the way, does anyone else find it a bit odd that all these(you) people submitting answers(opinions) to the mysteries of a literary genius, can hardly spell?! The terrible vocabulary on this site is amazing. Rather than attempt to decode the life of a genius who has been dead for over 150 years, why don't you all go back to fucking school and do something with your lives!

-- Anonymous, July 02, 2003

he died from TB shortly after they found his body in the baltimore streets he was either beaten up or fell out of his own subconcuise drunk and disorderly.

-- Anonymous, October 22, 2003

Exuse me, but, I think everyone makes a mistakes in their lives. So grow up, nobody's perfect.

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2003

It was election day in B-More. In that time election day consisted of gangs under hire of polititans to round up and kidnap people... get them drunk and bat them until they voted mny many times... Poe was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

-- Anonymous, May 13, 2004

I agree with the political cooping Idea. that seems most logical, since he was found in clothes that where not his own. Plus it was a common practice, sadly.

-- Anonymous, October 11, 2004

i killed him

-- Anonymous, October 13, 2004

These people are crazy. I killed him...i think.

-- Anonymous, October 14, 2004

YouAllLiersIKIlledHimKnawHeDiedOfAnOverDoseOfDrugsAndHeDidn'tKnowThatH isMomGaveHimT.B.

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2004

Some one fucked him so hard that his dick got very tierd and then they cut it and that is how he died. They fucked him

-- Anonymous, October 30, 2004

Any girls want to talk email me.

-- Anonymous, November 04, 2004

you guys are iditos

-- Anonymous, November 09, 2004

Actually Poe die not die of anything. He was eaten alive by rabbid Babies.

-- Anonymous, November 15, 2004


-- Anonymous, November 30, 2004

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