Slauenwite, Dr. Thomas


Slauenwite, Dr. Thomas
   (1885–1932)
   In “Winged Death,” a physician who discovers an insect whose bite is fatal and that supposedly takes on its victim’s soul or personality. He uses the insect to kill a colleague, Dr. Henry Moore, but later finds that he is pursued by an insect that appears to exhibit Moore’s personality. When he himself dies, his own soul enters the body of the insect, and he tells of his plight by dipping his insect body in ink and writing his message on the ceiling.

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  • Mevana —    In “Winged Death,” an African from Uganda who, when he develops an unusual illness after being bitten by an insect, is brought to Dr. Thomas Slauenwite to be healed. Slauenwite cures him with antitoxin, whereupon Mevana leads Slauenwite to the …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia

  • “Winged Death“ —    Novelette (10,070 words); ghostwritten for Hazel Heald, probably in the summer of 1932. First published in WT(March 1934); first collected in Marginalia;corrected text in HM.    A scientist, Thomas Slauenwite, discovers a rare insect in South… …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia

  • Batta —    In “Winged Death,” the houseboy of Dr. Thomas Slauenwite, whom Slauenwite deliberately causes to be bitten by a strange insect to see if the untreated bite is fatal. It proves to be so …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia

  • Gamba —    In “Winged Death,” a factor’s messenger whom Dr. Thomas Slauenwite deliberately causes to be bitten by a strange insect. Slauenwite cures him, but allows another bitten African, Batta, to die …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia

  • Van Keulen, Dr. Cornelius —    In “Winged Death,” a coroner’s physician who discovers the dead body of Dr. Thomas Slauenwite in a hotel room in Bloemfontein, South Africa, as well as Slauenwite’s strange diary …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia

  • Moore, Dr. Henry Sargent —    In “Winged Death,” a Professor of Invertebrate Biology at Columbia University, author of Diptera of Central and Southern Africa,who is killed by his rival, Dr. Thomas Slauenwite …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia


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