The Wittgenstein Archive of Francis Skinner

Part of the History of Analytic Philosophy book series (History of Analytic Philosophy)


On 3 and 4 October 1941, bombers attacked Oakington RAF Wellington base; victims were rushed to Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge. The admission of an osteomyelitis case, left in a corridor, was no priority. When attended to, he was dying: Wittgenstein’s principal amanuensis and closest friend — Francis Skinner — died on 11 October 1941.


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© Arthur Gibson 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cambridge University CollegesUSA

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