Geoff Geis


George Washington’s death

Today marks the 210th anniversary of George Washington’s death. From this eyewitness account of the first president’s final day, we can glean a useful piece of advice: do not garden in the sleet. If you must garden in the sleet, relax afterward instead of staying up all night writing and studying. You could catch a cold and die if you don’t follow this advice. That’s what happened to George.


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  1. The matter of GW’s dental health may also have played a part even if only weakening his constitution for the strep throat to take him off. His long history of bad teeth – brought on according to Adams by a playful party trick of breaking brazil nuts with his teeth lead to abscesses and infections all through his life. He ended up fixed on laudanum for the pain of the abcesses, the ghastly springloaded contraptions the dentists invented for him having cut his mouth and gums. He ended up only able to eat soup. This unflattering portrait of the great leader is affectionately explored further at:-



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