RARA-AVIS: Cornell Woolrich: Denton

From: Todd Mason ( Todd.Mason@tvguide.com)
Date: 04 Jun 2001

Others with Barry Malzberg's or others' accounts at hand (or their more immediate memories) can answer more authoritatively, but as I recall a small injury was simply let go by the depressed, alchohol-abusing Woolrich, allowing the leg to necrotize and gangrene to set in.

-----Original Message----- From: William Denton [mailto: buff@pobox.com]

On 3 June 2001, David Schmid wrote:

: Woolrich was in the middle of slow but inexorable process of decline,
: and the extent of that decline was vividly illustrated in January,
: 1968 when, having failed to seek medical treatment for a gangrenous
: leg, he had to have it amputated.

How did he catch gangrene?

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