The Imminent Death of Celebrating the Deaths of Non-Celebrities

Dead celebrities fared better and better against other dead persons as the twentieth century progressed, suggests this study of who was celebrated and who was not: “Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Apotheosis of Celebrities in 20th Century America,”  Timothy J. Bertoni [pictured here] and Patrick D. Nolan, Sociation Today, vol. 10, no. 1, Spring/Summer […]

Medical End Notes

Fun bits from doctors’ obituaries by Caroline Richmond, medical obituarist, London, U.K. drawings by Nan Swift, Improbable Research staff Peter Robson I doubt I will ever see another obit as outspoken as this: Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist South Tyneside Hospital 1992-2000 (b Rushden, Northamptonshire, 1946; q Newcastle upon Tyne 1975; MRCOG), d 28 April 2001…. […]