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A Diagnosis of Death

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A man explains to his doctor how he came to believe in ghosts.
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Published December 8th 1901 by
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Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
A very atmospheric and creepy story. Hawver meets a Dr who can foresee when death is coming. What about his own life? This gothic tale will run shivers down your spine. Really recommended!
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"A Diagnosis of Death"

“I am not so superstitious as some of your physicians - men of science, as you are pleased to be called,” said Hawver, replying to an accusation that had not been made. “Some of you - only a few, I confess - believe in the immortality of the soul, and in apparitions which you have not the honesty to call ghosts. I go no further than a conviction that the living are sometimes seen where they are not, but have been - where they have lived so long, perhaps so intensely, as to
Sucharita Biswas
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
Dr. Hawver, a doctor visits his relatives for spending a summer. But due to some problems he was not able to stay in his relative's house, rather he stayed at another house where some other Dr. Mannering was living. But no one knew where Dr. Mannering is now.

Dr. Mannering was a brilliant doctor who could forecast death in advance of several months. One night, when Dr. Hawver was passing through the study when he felt something unusual. He saw Dr. Mannering coming towards him from his portrait l
Rebecca Hill
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Never disappointed with Ambrose Bierce! His work is amazing!
Nov 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: short-story
A very short story about predicting death and seeing ghosts. A bit too simple for me. Audible version, narrated by Anthony Heald.
Dec 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, short-stories
ძალიან მომეწონა, იმაზე უკეთესი იყო ვიდრე ველოდი :3 თან თვითონ ბირსის იდუმალ გაუჩინარებასთანაც დავაკავშირე რაღაც-რაღაცეები და უფრო საინტერესო გახდა *_*
Levan Chkonia
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
რასაიქმნდი გაუჩინარებულო
Michael Sorbello
Oct 01, 2017 rated it liked it
A medical student comes to believe in ghosts after being haunted by a famous doctor who he once admired as an important figure in the craft. His diagnosis ends in blood.
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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842-1914) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and his satirical lexicon, The Devil's Dictionary.

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