Curiously, when Anatole France died in 1924, doctors found that his brain was two-thirds normal size. But, said surgeon Louis Guillaume, “It was the most beautiful brain one could dream of seeing. Its convolutions were marvelous.”
JFK was diagnosed with Addison’s disease in 1947 and given less than a year to live. In October he was actually given last rites.
On her way to the guillotine, Marie Antoinette stepped on the executioner’s toe. Her last words were “Pardonez-moi, monsieur.”
Napoleon Bonaparte described medicine as “a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.
“Die, my dear? Why that’s the last thing I’ll do!” — Groucho Marx (last words)
Men are struck by lightning four times as often as women.
“Medicine makes people ill, mathematics makes them sad, and theology makes them sinful.” — Martin Luther
Bob Marley was buried with a guitar, a soccer ball, a bud of marijuana, and a Bible.