Ryan Moran Day 2018 is on Wednesday, June 13, 2018: I just bought my mom a Kindle for Mothers Day.?
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 is Ryan Moran Day 2018. Ryan Moran blends creativity and community in business. Ryan Moran sees the community
Gift card is a good idea.
Bridges of Madison County
My Sister's Keeper
A Walk to Remember
However, here are a bunch of books I read that I really liked:
The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd, Jim Fergus
The Red Tent, Anita Diamant
The Eight, Katherine Neville
Love in the Present Tense, Catherine Ryan Hyde
Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
Cleopatra's Daughter, Michelle Moran
Rainwater, by Sandra Brown
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Blood of Flowers, Anita Amirrezvani
Sleep Toward Heaven, Amanda Eyre Ward
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
Thread of Grace, Mary Doria Russell
Who are some female celebrities from the 60s?
My girl Karen Valentine
Mary Tyler Moore
Erin Moran-----Joannie on Happy Days
Billy Jean King
Marian Ross-----Mrs. Cunningham on Happy Days
Edgar Allan Poe's death? Rabies vs. alcohol overdose.?
1. On October 7, 1849, Poe died in rather mysterious circumstances after falling into a fit in the streets of Baltimore on Election Day.
2. Mrs. Susan A. T. Weiss noted, "at the restaurant he met with some acquaintances who detained him until late, and then accompanied him to the Baltimore boat. According to their account he was quite sober and cheerful to the last, remarking, as he took leave of them, that he would soon be in Richmond again" (Weiss, "The Last Days of Edgar A. Poe," p. 714).
(Some days later) Poe apparently called on Dr. Nathan Covington Brooks, who was, unfortunately, out of town. (The origin of the widely repeated information for this visit to Brooks' home is elusive. G. E. Woodberry's 1885 Life of Poe (Edgar Allan Poe, 1885, p. 342) seems to be the first mention, giving a slightly extended version, with Poe being partly intoxicated.
The next certain information about Poe is October 3, 1849, when Joseph W. Walker sent the following note to Dr. J. E. Snodgrass: "Dear Sir, — There is a gentleman, rather the worse for wear, at Ryan's 4th ward polls, who goes under the cognomen of Edgar A. Poe, and who appears in great distress, & he says he is acquainted with you, and I assure you, he is in need of immediate assistance, Yours, in haste, Jos. W. Walker." Ryan's 4th Ward Polls, also known as Gunner's Hall, was a tavern (such places were often used as election places, and voters were regularly rewarded with drinks). Dr. Snodgrass and Henry Herring (Poe's uncle) came and found Poe in what they presumed was a drunken state. They agreed that he should be sent to the Washington College Hospital, and arranged for a carriage.
At the hospital, Poe was admitted and made as comfortable as the circumstances permitted. Over the next few days, Poe seems to have lapsed in and out of consciousness. Moran tried to question him as to the cause of his condition, but Poe's "answers were incoherent and unsatisfactory" (Moran to Maria Clemm, November 15, 1849). Neilson Poe tried to visit him, but was told that Edgar was too excitable for visitors. Depending on which account one accepts, Poe died at about 3:00 a.m. or 5:00 a.m. on October 7, 1849.
SEE ALSO ON THIS SITE A LONG SECTION ENTITLED "THE ALCOHOL THEORY"
3. Poe's medical case was reviewed by R. Michael Benitez, M.D., a cardiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His review is published in the September 1996 issue of Maryland Medical Journal. "No one can say conclusively that Poe died of rabies, since there was no autopsy after his death," says Dr. Benitez, who is also an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Historical accounts of his hospitalization indicate that at first he was delirious with tremors and hallucinations, then he slipped into a coma. He emerged from the coma, was calm and lucid, but then lapsed again into a delirious state, became combative, and required restraint. He died on his fourth day in the hospital.
In his analysis, Dr. Benitez examined all of the possible causes for delirium, which include trauma, vascular disorders in the brain, neurological problems such as epilepsy, and infections. Alcohol withdrawal is also a potential cause of tremors and delirium, and Poe was known to have abused alcohol and opiate drugs.