Saturday, August 6, 2011

The problem with Bessie - a footnote

The Secret Life of Houdini author Bill Kalush points me toward corroboration for my (somewhat controversial) post about the medical condition suffered by Bess Houdini that prevented her from having children. On page 130 of Secret Life, Bill makes mention of an unidentified "medical issue" that "prevented them from conceiving." In his follow-up book of notes, The Secret Life of Houdini Laid Bare, we find this footnote sourcing that information:


Undeveloped or problematic ovaries is cited as one of the causes of Primary Amenorrhea, which is what I diagnosed -- per Marie Blood's own conversation with me -- as the problem with Bessie.

Thank you Bill Kalush (and Ken Silverman).

1 comment:

  1. This appears to be corroboration of what Marie said, but not of the medical condition itself.

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