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Medical Quiz #17: Famous Patient, Part 2

by Suzanne Daniluk, RN on March 27th, 2013

This performer’s name became linked with his art.  He was a rabbi’s son who also sought to expose fraudulent spiritualists and psychics.  Several days before his death, he experienced abdominal pain after trauma to the area, but ignored his symptoms and carried on with the performance that would be his last.  Afterward, he was taken to the hospital, where he subsequently died.   He received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  1. Who is the famous patient?
  2. What was the cause of death?

Check back next week for the answers.

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