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(1929) [MARC] Author: Axel Munthe - Tema: Medicine
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face had changed. He had cast off his animal
disguise and become a dying human being. So
near had he come to me that he was deprived of
the only privilege our Mighty God has granted
to the animals in compensation for the sufferings
man inflicts upon them—that of an easy death.
His agony was terrible, he died slowly strangled
by the same Executioner I had so often seen at
work in Salle St. Claire. I recognized him well
by the slow grip of his hand.

And after? What became of my poor friend
Jack? I know well that his emaciated body
went to the Anatomical Institution and that his
skeleton, with its large brain-pan, still stands
erect in the Musée Dupuytren. But is that all?

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