November 23, 2014
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire auction house is selling medical records and a handwritten letter from gangster Al Capone detailing the final years of his life and declining health due to syphilis.
Capone's letter to his doctor is postmarked Aug. 25, 1941 - two years after his prison sentence for tax evasion was up. He was suffering from dementia and his mental age was pegged by doctors as vacillating from 7 to 14.
In a lengthy letter updating his condition, Capone's Miami doctor told another physician of the plan to hire a male nurse posing as a chauffeur to protect the public from unprovoked attacks.
Bidding on the memorabilia offered by RR Auction in Amherst ends June 19.
Capone died in 1947 at age 48.
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