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FLW: surgeon notes the stopping of his own pulse

Famous Last Words
Joseph Henry Green
Monken Hadley, London Borough of Barnet, England
December 13, 1863

“Stopped.”

Green, an accomplished surgeon, had been suffering from gout and, as a result, experienced an acute seizure on November 1. On December 13, as he was checking his pulse, he stated simply that it had stopped and expired shortly thereafter.

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