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MenckenThe American Iconoclast$
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Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195072389

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.001.0001

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THE LAST DAYS

THE LAST DAYS

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(p.531) 52 THE LAST DAYS
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Mencken
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Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0053

Mencken's final illness was marked by seven long years of being unable to read or write, and the devoted care given to him by his brother, August Mencken. The chapter reveals new information on Mencken's medical care. It also provides a poignant look at the final days of the older man.

Keywords:   Louis Cheslock, August Mencken, aphasia, Rosalind Lohrfinck

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