New England Journal of Medicine: ‘A Day in the Life of Oscar the Cat’

26Jul07

What a neat story from the New England Journal of Medicine!

An adopted cat at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, RI, apparently has the ability to predict the time of death of the center’s residents. The cat, affectionately named Oscar, shows up 60-30 minutes prior to the death of a patient and curls up beside them. The staff at Steere House don’t know whether Oscar is responding to scents given off from the patient, or whether he is reacting to the nurses’ behavior.

Check out the story here, attached as a pdf:

‘A Day in the Life of Oscar the Cat’ – NEJM.

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One Response to “New England Journal of Medicine: ‘A Day in the Life of Oscar the Cat’”

  1. What a heartwarming story. People who do not have animals would never fully understand how an animal brings comfort to anyone. Please keep us posted on his life. Thanks


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