The Last Days of Hemingway at Mayo Clinic

In 1961, the most famous author in the world secretly came for treatment at the most famous hospital in the world. This final chapter of Ernest Hemingway’s life story is a strange—and ultimately tragic—medical saga. Now, through letters, archival documents, and new interviews, we can see that the great author didn’t spend two months lying in a sickbed at the Mayo clinic. Instead, he roamed the sleepy city of Rochester in search of friendship, good meals, and a place to shoot a shotgun.

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