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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Famous Amputees #2

French Painter Edouard Manet

Artist Edouard Manet, at age 51, began to suffer greatly at the hands of untreated tertiary syphilis, resulting in partial paralysis and great pain. He had been inflicted for years and was one among twenty percent of the population with this disease. At this point he contracted gangrene that required his left foot be amputated; he died 11 days later on April 30, 1883.

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