How did E.A. Poe die? : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread


-- Anonymous, April 24, 2003


Some are REALLY arguing for rabies although it seems quite probable the immediate cause was an election fraud, forced drink, scam by a local gang that threw his health(already precarious) well over the edge. Lack of uncontroversial proof and the state of medical practice keep this an unproven mystery.

-- Anonymous, April 26, 2003

I'm going to have to disagree with the first answer considering the abundant supply of medical proof that Poe was an aloholic adicted to opium,................OPIUM i think we have a winner. thnx for your time.

-- Anonymous, April 27, 2003

I teach freshman English and we have an article from the Reader's Digest about how he died. Someone took his file and gave it to a medical student. His file was only labeled E.P. The person did thorough research and came to the conclusion that the person in the file died from rabies. I will try to find the article so I can get the exact date and issue so you can read it.

-- Anonymous, April 28, 2003

The circumstances of Poe's death are still a mystery. what i can tell you is that he was found unconsious in baltimore and was brought to a hospital. he died on sunday october 7th 1849 and buried in a yard of the presbyterian church in baltimore maryland

-- Anonymous, May 01, 2003

Dan your wrong, he was in fact allergic to alchol, and tried, but it was never proven that he was addicted to opium. My theory is that a combination of lead poisoning and his heart problems, a long time ago they used pewter mugs while drinking wine and heated them so the lead seeped into his drink.

-- Anonymous, May 14, 2003

i think he actually read one of his books and scared himself to death calmly, sadly his long lost brother alburtoe didn't want this so revived him joyfully then put a gun to his head then realised he had no bulets so tied him to a train track whilst singing choo choo thomas choo choo! he was then run over by a herd of cows trying to get to the other side of the field

-- Anonymous, May 20, 2003

i just dont kno - somebody who knows what theyre talking about tell me!

-- Anonymous, October 25, 2003


-- Anonymous, November 25, 2003

He died of a broken heart, period!

-- Anonymous, March 17, 2004

He died from "congestion of the brain"on Sunday, October 7 at 5 a.m the age of forty he comited suicide

-- Anonymous, May 21, 2004

He died because of circumsition. He is affraid at injenction he masturbate to much he died o NOV 1, 2000

-- Anonymous, August 26, 2004

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