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On This Day In History - November 8, 1887: John Henry "Doc" Holliday Dies Of Tuberculosis
History.com ^ | November 8, 2007 | History.com

Posted on 11/08/2007 6:58:23 AM PST by DogByte6RER

On This Day In History

November 8, 1887

Doc Holliday dies of tuberculosis On this day, Doc Holliday--gunslinger, gambler, and occasional dentist--dies from tuberculosis.

Though he was perhaps most famous for his participation in the shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, John Henry "Doc" Holliday earned his bad reputation well before that famous feud. Born in Georgia, Holliday was raised in the tradition of the southern gentleman. He earned his nickname when he graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery in 1872. However, shortly after embarking on a respectable career as a dentist in Atlanta, he developed a bad cough. Doctors diagnosed tuberculosis and advised a move to a more arid climate, so Holliday moved his practice to Dallas, Texas.

By all accounts, Holliday was a competent dentist with a successful practice. Unfortunately, cards interested him more than teeth, and he earned a reputation as a skilled poker and faro player. In 1875, Dallas police arrested Holliday for participating in a shootout. Thereafter, the once upstanding doctor began drifting between the booming Wild West towns of Denver, Cheyenne, Deadwood, and Dodge City, making his living at card tables and aggravating his tuberculosis with heavy drinking and late nights.

Holliday was famously friendly with Wyatt Earp, who believed that Holliday saved his life during a fight with cowboys. For his part, Holliday was a loyal friend to Earp, and stood by him during the 1881 shootout at the O.K. Corral and the bloody feud that followed.

In 1882, Holliday fled Arizona and returned to the life of a western drifter, gambler, and gunslinger. By 1887, his hard living had caught up to him, forcing him to seek treatment for his tuberculosis at a sanitarium in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. He died in his bed at only 36 years old.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; dentist; doc; docholliday; earp; gunfighter; gunslinger; history; holliday; okcorral; oldwest; tombstone; wyattearp
R.I.P. Doc...
1 posted on 11/08/2007 6:58:24 AM PST by DogByte6RER
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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Holliday's dental school graduation photo, age 20, 1872
2 posted on 11/08/2007 6:59:16 AM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Thanks, Doc, for that list of tips you passed on to Dentists everywhere. Using them, we have sown fear at the very mention of the profession.


3 posted on 11/08/2007 6:59:57 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll. <br> "What happens if neutrinos have mass?")
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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Autographed photo of Holliday taken in 1879 in Prescott, Arizona
4 posted on 11/08/2007 7:00:02 AM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

“Ah know it ain’t easy, bein’ my friend Wyatt, but I’ll be there for you when you need me...”

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Great movie. I had never known anything about Earp’s backstory, but it did inspire me to do some reading.


5 posted on 11/08/2007 7:01:54 AM PST by sinanju
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To: DogByte6RER
Doc,
You're my huckleberry!
6 posted on 11/08/2007 7:03:37 AM PST by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Supposed photo of Holliday in Tombstone, AZ. 1882.
7 posted on 11/08/2007 7:04:27 AM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

How do you get tuberculosis? Couldn’t he have given it to his patients?


8 posted on 11/08/2007 7:04:50 AM PST by stevio ((NRA))
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To: theDentist
lol I think this dentist is applying the "Doc" Holliday technique on this patient. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
9 posted on 11/08/2007 7:06:07 AM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

One of the original live hard, die young men.....


10 posted on 11/08/2007 7:06:32 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: llevrok

Film clips of “Doc” Holliday portrayed by Val Kilmer in the movie Tombstone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yDgkvWh3JQ


11 posted on 11/08/2007 7:07:08 AM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

By all accounts, he was a good friend.... hard to find these days.


12 posted on 11/08/2007 7:09:35 AM PST by drc43 (Defeat is within our grasp... Nancy Pelosi)
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To: stevio

When somebody who has TB is contagious, the virus is passed when the sufferer coughs and the virus is transferred through the air. “Doc” Holliday may have contracted the TB virus from one of his dental patients (who coughed near Holliday while he performed dental work.) Of course, Holliday probably passed on the TB virus to a variety of others. Back then, very little was known about viruses and how TB spread.


13 posted on 11/08/2007 7:11:37 AM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
You are correct. Note the forefinger, held as you would a finger on the trigger, the "snake eyes" allowing him to concentrate on the target, and though you cannot hear it, the dentist's lips in a typical "extraction hiss" providing a constant equal pressure opun the "bad" tooth, while grinding the supporting tooth as well.

Sometimes it's so exciting we need the nurse immediately...

14 posted on 11/08/2007 7:11:47 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll. <br> "What happens if neutrinos have mass?")
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To: DogByte6RER

Thanks for posting this. I sent it to hubby, because we were discussing this very thing last night when we heard about the recent spike in TB.


15 posted on 11/08/2007 7:12:55 AM PST by Califreak (Duncan Hunter-no clothespin necessary!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Kilmer was downright spooky in that role! Fantastic


16 posted on 11/08/2007 7:16:24 AM PST by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Kilmer was downright spooky in that role! Fantastic


17 posted on 11/08/2007 7:16:25 AM PST by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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To: DogByte6RER

TB is nasty stuff:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tuberculosis.html
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection caused by a germ called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body...

I remember cringing when reading about a case of tuberculosis of the testicles, decades ago...


18 posted on 11/08/2007 7:20:34 AM PST by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard PirateBoy, plunderin’ his way across the WWW…)
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To: llevrok

I think Kilmer has a reputation as a stuck-up jerk in real life — but I don’t care. I always enjoy his work, and to the best of my knowledge, he doesn’t pass himself off as a political pundit.


19 posted on 11/08/2007 7:21:19 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: DogByte6RER

It was probably a good thing he gave up dentistry.


20 posted on 11/08/2007 7:28:37 AM PST by stevio ((NRA))
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To: DogByte6RER
What is that now? Twelve hands in a row? Holliday, son of a bitch, nobody's that lucky.

Why Ike, whatever do you mean? Maybe poker's just not your game Ike. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!


21 posted on 11/08/2007 7:32:35 AM PST by FishTale
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To: backhoe
Yep, the "White Death" was a real killer back in the day. For some reason the Celts seem particularly susceptible. I had many cousins (several times removed - back in the 1880s and 90s) who had it and died from it or some other form like scrofula (TB of the lymph nodes) or TB of the spine. Dr. Sam Johnson had scrofula (a/k/a 'the King's evil') and was one of the last people to be 'touched for the Evil' by Queen Anne. She was the last British monarch to perform this ceremony.

A very unpleasant disease, quite unlike the portrayals in La Boheme, etc.

22 posted on 11/08/2007 7:36:18 AM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: DogByte6RER

—IIRC, Doc’s mother died of TB -—


23 posted on 11/08/2007 7:36:59 AM PST by rellimpank (--we need a special font for <b>SARCASM</b>--NRA benefactor)
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To: DogByte6RER
More Today in Old West History:
http://www.knology.net/~lonesomedove/tiowhnov.html
24 posted on 11/08/2007 7:40:43 AM PST by Proverbs 3-5
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To: FishTale

“You know, Frederick F*ucking Chopin!”


25 posted on 11/08/2007 7:54:46 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: AnAmericanMother

My grandmother called it “galloping consumption”


26 posted on 11/08/2007 8:10:29 AM PST by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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To: AnAmericanMother

My grandmother called it “galloping consumption”


27 posted on 11/08/2007 8:10:30 AM PST by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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To: AnAmericanMother
My Dad caught TB right after he got out of college-circa 1912-- and it just about killed him before he shook it off.

One of the strange things he noticed ( besides wasting from 165 pounds to about 120 ) was that while his strength stayed intact, his endurance went down to nearly nothing.

In those days, it was a "you kill it, or it kills you" proposition.

28 posted on 11/08/2007 8:12:50 AM PST by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard PirateBoy, plunderin’ his way across the WWW…)
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To: DogByte6RER
When somebody who has TB is contagious, the virus is passed...

TB is not caused by a virus. Back to school for you.

29 posted on 11/08/2007 8:16:22 AM PST by Rudder
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To: backhoe
Did he go to the mountains or the desert, or did he just gut it out?

Back before isoniazid, it really was a "wait it out" proposition. I'm glad your daddy beat it before it beat him.

Exhaustion is one of the first symptoms - can't lift your head off the pillow type exhaustion.

30 posted on 11/08/2007 8:21:10 AM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: jesseam

“Galloping consumption” was the “kills you quick” variety of TB.


31 posted on 11/08/2007 8:24:48 AM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: AnAmericanMother
Did he go to the mountains or the desert, or did he just gut it out?

gut it out is as good a description as any- he was so poor, he had to keep working as a lineman for Stone & Webster. The only "treatment" back then was moving to a warm, dry climate, like Arizona!

32 posted on 11/08/2007 8:27:51 AM PST by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard PirateBoy, plunderin’ his way across the WWW…)
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To: DogByte6RER

Tucson had many TB sanitariums during the early part of the 20th century. There was one that was located a couple of blocks east of the U of A. It was torn down in the late 70’s. TB sanitariums were very common in the Rocky Mountain states.


33 posted on 11/08/2007 8:31:15 AM PST by wjcsux (Islam: The religion of choice for those who are too stupid for Scientology)
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To: DogByte6RER
Scene from John Ford's "My Darling Clementine".

Outstanding western flick.

..Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda) and Holiday (Victor Mature)

34 posted on 11/08/2007 8:51:56 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (NY Times: "fake but accurate")
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To: backhoe
Probably working as a lineman in the open air saved him.

So many things in those days were touch and go -- most of us would be dead a couple of times over if we'd lived back then.

35 posted on 11/08/2007 9:05:45 AM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: DogByte6RER
Holliday's dental school graduation photo, age 20, 1872

So it remains at least a possibility that at some point in his youth, Holliday may have crossed paths with Orrin Porter Rockwell, [June 1815 – June 9, 1878] the so-called Destroying Angel who served occasionally as bodyguard for Mormon leaders Joseph Smith and Brigham Young.

Shotguns actually owned by Holliday share both overall similarities and a couple of special features with two known to have been used by *Ole Port.* That suggests either a personal association, though close study might be another answer. But I do not think it's *just* a coincidence.

Ironically, the shotgun used by Holliday at the Tombstone O.K> Corral shootout wasn't his own, but had been borrowed by Earp brother Virgil from the Wells Fargo office on Allen street, then given to Holliday, who was wearing a long frock coat and could conceal it better than Virgil.

Virgil always was a more practical and more experienced lawman than his brother Wyatt....

36 posted on 11/08/2007 9:17:31 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: archy
So it remains at least a possibility that at some point in his youth, Holliday may have crossed paths with Orrin Porter Rockwell, [June 1815 – June 9, 1878] the so-called Destroying Angel who served occasionally as bodyguard for Mormon leaders Joseph Smith and Brigham Young.

I can't wait to look this guy up!

37 posted on 11/08/2007 9:46:19 AM PST by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: xsrdx
I can't wait to look this guy up!

Aside from Wikipedia and the other usual suspects, here's a real interesting starting place.

38 posted on 11/08/2007 9:56:48 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: AnAmericanMother
Probably working as a lineman in the open air saved him. So many things in those days were touch and go -- most of us would be dead a couple of times over if we'd lived back then.

Dad liked to say "it weeded out the weaklings," and I guess he was right- he was one of twelve children, and roughly half of his siblings died before they reached adulthood, of diseases many people today have never even heard about.

Of course, "death by misadventure" was really common then, too-- when Miss Emily worked at the church, the old records there listed an astounding number of members who died from falls.

Down stairs, off ladders, roofs, and the masts of ships.

The "old days" weren't quite as nice as some would have you believe.

39 posted on 11/08/2007 10:15:07 AM PST by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard PirateBoy, plunderin’ his way across the WWW…)
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To: backhoe
Since I was a history major with a specialty in military history, I never had ANY illusions about the "good old days". Of my great-great grandfather's nine children, only one lived into middle age (fortunately my great-grandfather had the good sense to beget my grandmother before he died at age 26).

Give me modern surgery, antiobiotics, and obstetrical practice EVERY time. I'd probably be dead if it weren't for modern medicine!

40 posted on 11/08/2007 10:25:32 AM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: DogByte6RER

41 posted on 11/08/2007 10:53:22 AM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: DogByte6RER
I like this dashing pic.


42 posted on 11/08/2007 10:54:50 AM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: archy
From Wikipedia:

"Porter Rockwell was that most terrible instrument that can be handled by fanaticism; a powerful physical nature welded to a mind of very narrow perceptions, intense convictions, and changeless tenacity.

In his build he was a gladiator; in his humor a Yankee lumberman; in his memory a Bourbon; in his vengeance an Indian. A strange mixture, only to be found on the American continent."

—Fitz Hugh Ludlow, 1870.

Sounds like he and Holliday could have had some interesting conversations.

43 posted on 11/08/2007 11:43:47 AM PST by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: xsrdx
"Porter Rockwell was that most terrible instrument that can be handled by fanaticism; a powerful physical nature welded to a mind of very narrow perceptions, intense convictions, and changeless tenacity.

In his build he was a gladiator; in his humor a Yankee lumberman; in his memory a Bourbon; in his vengeance an Indian. A strange mixture, only to be found on the American continent."

—Fitz Hugh Ludlow, 1870.

Sounds like he and Holliday could have had some interesting conversations

Yep. And likely peppered with Greek and Latin quotations, at a minimum.

44 posted on 11/08/2007 11:51:46 AM PST by archy (Et Thybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno. [from Virgil's *Aeneid*.])
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To: archy
And it appears Rockwell is responsible for "I never killed anyone who didn't need killing."

Impressive resume, amazed I've never run across his name in the course of my casual interest in Western gunsligners and lawmen.

45 posted on 11/08/2007 11:52:52 AM PST by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: llevrok

Actually, it wasn’t “huckleberry”, the real quote was “hackle bearer”, viz,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackle

Yet another hollywood misquote of history...

Remember, he was about to go to war on the “cowboys”...


46 posted on 11/08/2007 12:24:39 PM PST by ForegoneAlternative (The cost of anything is...)
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To: ForegoneAlternative
Actually, it wasn’t “huckleberry”, the real quote was “hackle bearer”

Many thanks for that. I love trivia of that sort (and getting it right).

Val Kilmer is one heck of a character actor and, in that role, damned spooky.

47 posted on 11/08/2007 3:05:53 PM PST by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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To: llevrok

Uh, nope.

Curly Bill: [takes a bill with Wyatt’s signature from a customer and throws it on the faro table] Wyatt Earp, huh? I heard of you.
Ike Clanton: Listen, Mr. Kansas Law Dog. Law don’t go around here. Savvy?
Wyatt Earp: I’m retired.
Curly Bill: Good. That’s real good.
Ike Clanton: Yeah, that’s good, Mr. Law Dog, ‘cause law don’t go around here.
Wyatt Earp: I heard you the first time.
[flips a card]
Wyatt Earp: Winner to the King, five hundred dollars.
Curly Bill: Shut up, Ike.
Johnny Ringo: [Ringo steps up to Doc] And you must be Doc Holliday.
Doc Holliday: That’s the rumor.
Johnny Ringo: You retired too?
Doc Holliday: Not me. I’m in my prime.
Johnny Ringo: Yeah, you look it.
Doc Holliday: And you must be Ringo. Look, darling, Johnny Ringo. The deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill, they say. What do you think, darling? Should I hate him?
Kate: You don’t even know him.
Doc Holliday: Yes, but there’s just something about him. Something around the eyes, I don’t know, reminds me of... me. No. I’m sure of it, I hate him.
Wyatt Earp: [to Ringo] He’s drunk.
Doc Holliday: In vino veritas.
Johnny Ringo: Age quod agis.
Doc Holliday: Credat Judaeus apella.
Johnny Ringo: [pats his gun] Ecentus stultorum magister.
Doc Holliday: [gives a Cheshire cat smile] In pace requiescat.
Tombstone Marshal Fred White: Come on boys. We don’t want any trouble in here. Not in any language.
Doc Holliday: Evidently Mr. Ringo’s an educated man. Now I really hate him.


Doc Holliday: In Vino Veritas.
[In wine is truth. - Meaning - “When I’m drinking, I speak my mind.”]
Johnny Ringo: Age Quod Agis.
[Do what you do. - Meaning - “Do what you do best.”]
Doc Holliday: Credat Judaeus Apella, Non Ego. The Jew Apella may believe it, not I.
[Meaning, “Oh I don’t believe drinking is what I do best.”]
Johnny Ringo: Eventus Stultorum Magister.
[Events are the teachers of fools. - Meaning - “Fools have to learn by experience.”]
Doc Holliday: In Pace Requiescat.
[Rest In Peace - Meaning - “It’s Your Funeral!”]


Doc Holliday: Why Kate, you’re not wearing a bustle. How lewd.


Ike Clanton: What is that now? Twelve hands in a row? Holliday, son of a bitch, nobody’s that lucky.
Doc Holliday: Why Ike, whatever do you mean? Maybe poker’s just not your game Ike. I know! Let’s have a spelling contest!


Doc Holliday: What do you want Wyatt?
Wyatt Earp: Just to live a normal life.
Doc Holliday: There is no normal life, Wyatt, there’s just life, ya live it.
Wyatt Earp: I don’t know how.
Doc Holliday: Sure ya do, say goodbye to me, go grab that spirited actress and make her your own. Take that spirit from her and don’t look back. Live every second, live right on through to the end. Live Wyatt, live for me. Wyatt, if you were ever my friend... if ya ever had even the slightest of feelin’ for me, leave now, leave now... please.
Wyatt Earp: Thanks for always being there, Doc.


Doc Holliday: It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.


Johnny Ringo: Don’t any of ya have the guts to play for blood?
Doc Holliday: I’m your huckleberry.


Johnny Ringo: It’s quoted in the Bible, Revelations: Behold the pale horse. The man who sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.


Wyatt Earp: How are you?
Doc Holliday: I’m dying, how are you?


Wyatt Earp: All right, Clanton... you called down the thunder, well now you’ve got it! You see that?
[pulls open his coat, revealing a badge]
Wyatt Earp: It says United States Marshal!
Ike Clanton: [terrified, pleading] Wyatt, please, I...
Wyatt Earp: [referring to Stilwell, laying dead] Take a good look at him, Ike... ‘cause that’s how you’re gonna end up!
[shoves Ike down roughly with his boot]
Wyatt Earp: The Cowboys are finished, you understand? I see a red sash, I kill the man wearin’ it!
[lets Ike up to run for his life]
Wyatt Earp: So run, you cur... RUN! Tell all the other curs the law’s comin’!
[shouts]
Wyatt Earp: You tell ‘em I’M coming... and hell’s coming with me, you hear?...
[louder]
Wyatt Earp: Hell’s coming with me!


Sherman McMasters: Where is he?
Doc Holliday: Down by the creek, walking on water.


Josephine: I’m a woman, I like men. If that means I’m not “lady-like”, then I guess I’m just not a lady! At least I’m honest.
Wyatt Earp: You’re different. No arguin’ that. But you’re a lady alright. I’d take my oath on it.


Billy Clanton: Stephen Foster. “Oh, Susannah”, “Camptown Races”. Stephen stinking Foster.
Doc Holliday: Ah, yes. Well, this happens to be a nocturne.
Billy Clanton: A which?
Doc Holliday: You know, Frederic fucking Chopin.


Morgan Earp: Look at all the stars. You look up and you think, “God made all this and He remembered to make a little speck like me.” It’s kind of flattering, really.


Billy Clanton: Why, it’s the drunk piano player. You’re so drunk, you can’t hit nothin’. In fact, you’re probably seeing double.
[Billy Clanton draws a knife]
Doc Holliday: [takes out a second gun] I have two guns, one for each of ya.


Johnny Tyler: I swear, it’s like I’m playin’ cards with my brother’s kids or somethin’. You nerve-wrackin’ sons-a-bitches.


Wyatt Earp: From now on I see a red sash, I kill the man wearing it. So run you cur. And tell the other curs the law is coming. You tell ‘em I’m coming! And Hell’s coming with me you hear! Hell’s coming with me!


Doc Holliday: [to Johnny Ringo] Why Johnny Ringo, you look like someone just walked over your grave.


Johnny Ringo: I want your blood. And I want your soul. And I want them both right now!


[Wyatt Earp has just found out that the devil in a play was performed by a woman]
Wyatt Earp: Well, I’ll be damned.
Doc Holliday: You may indeed, if you get lucky.


Doc Holliday: Nonsense, I have not yet begun to defile myself.


Doc Holliday: It’s true, you are a good woman. Then again, you may be the antichrist.


Wyatt Earp: What makes a man like Ringo, Doc? What makes him do the things he does?
Doc Holliday: A man like Ringo has got a great big hole, right in the middle of him. He can never kill enough, or steal enough, or inflict enough pain to ever fill it.
Wyatt Earp: What does he want?
Doc Holliday: Revenge.
Wyatt Earp: For what?
Doc Holliday: Bein’ born.


Wyatt Earp: You gonna do somethin’? Or are you just gonna stand there and bleed?


Johnny Ringo: My fight’s not with you, Holliday.
Doc Holliday: I beg to differ, sir. We started a game we never got to finish. “Play for Blood,” remember?
Johnny Ringo: Oh that. I was just foolin’ about.
Doc Holliday: I wasn’t.


Sherman McMasters: Why you doin’ this, Doc?
Doc Holliday: Because Wyatt Earp is my friend.
Sherman McMasters: Friend? Hell, I got lots of friends.
Doc Holliday: ...I don’t.


Sherman McMasters: [about Wyatt] If they were my brothers, I’d want revenge, too.
Doc Holliday: Oh, make no mistake. It’s not revenge he’s after. It’s a reckoning.


Frank Stillwell: [Stillwell and Ike are planning to ambush the Earps at the train station] That’s Virgil there with the women.
Ike Clanton: He’s mine, understand?
Frank Stillwell: [Cocking his rifle] Hey Mattie! Where’s Wyatt?
Wyatt Earp: Right behind you, Stillwell.
[Shoots Stillwell as he turns around]


Johnny Ringo: [Ringo has taken Holliday up on his offer to ‘finish the game’] All right, ‘lunger’. Let’s do it.
Doc Holliday: Say when.


Texas Jack: You ever seen somethin’ like that before?
Turkey Creek Jack Johnson: Hell, I never even heard of something like that.


Doc Holliday: [to Johnny Ringo, after shooting him in a duel] You’re no daisy! You’re no daisy at all. Poor soul, you were just too high strung.


Doc Holliday: [after killing Johnny Ringo] It would appear that the strain was more than he could bear.


Wyatt Earp: I did my duty, now I’d like to get on with my life. I’m going to Tombstone.
Crawley Dake: Ah, I see. To strike it rich. Well, all right, that’s fine. Tell you one thing, though... I never saw a rich man who didn’t wind up with a guilty conscience.
Wyatt Earp: Already got a guilty conscience. Might as well have the money, too. Good day, now.


Virgil Earp: What the hell kinda town is this?
Morgan Earp: Nice scenery.
Doc Holliday: Well, an enchanted moment.
Josephine Marcus: Interesting little scene. I wonder who that tall drink of water is.
Mr. Fabian: My dear, you’ve set your gaze upon the quintessential frontier type. Note the lean silhouette... eyes closed by the sun, though sharp as a hawk. He’s got the look of both predator and prey.
Josephine Marcus: I want one.
Mr. Fabian: Happy hunting.


[Morgan is fatally wounded in a gunfight]
Morgan Earp: Remember what I said about people seein’ a bright light before they die? It ain’t true. I can’t see a damn thing.


Wyatt Earp: Fight’s commenced! Get to fightin’ or get away!


[while watching a play in which Faust sells his soul to the Devil]
Curly Bill: You know what I’d do? I’d take that deal ‘n’ crawfish, then drill that ol’ Devil in the ass. What about you Juanito, what would you do?
Johnny Ringo: I already did it.


Sheriff John Behan: We’re growing. Be as big as San Francisco in a few years, and just as sophisticated.


Doc Holliday: Very cosmopolitan.


Wyatt Earp: I just want you to know it’s over between us.
Curly Bill: Well... bye.
Johnny Ringo: Smell that, Bill? Smells like someone died.


Wyatt Earp: [Tyler reaches for his gun] Go ahead, skin it! Skin that smokewagon and see what happens...
Johnny Tyler: [pauses, scared] M-mister, I’m gettin’ tired of your...
Wyatt Earp: [slaps Tyler across the face, unafraid] I’m gettin’ tired of all your gas, now jerk that pistol and go to work!
Wyatt Earp: [slaps him harder, now completely steely-eyed] I said throw down, boy!


Doc Holliday: Forgive me if I don’t shake hands.


Doc Holliday: Oh. Johnny, I apologize; I forgot you were there. You may go now.


Doc Holliday: I stand corrected, Wyatt. You’re an oak.


Wyatt Earp: You could have been busted up back there, or killed.
Josephine Marcus: Fun, though, wasn’t it?
Wyatt Earp: You’d die for fun?
Josephine Marcus: Wouldn’t you?


Turkey Creek Jack Johnson: Nobody move!
Doc Holliday: Nonsense. By all means, move.


Doc Holliday: Weave a circle round him thrice, / And close your eyes with holy dread, / For he on honey-dew hath fed, / And drunk the milk of Paradise.


Wyatt Earp: Sheriff Behan, have you met Doc Holliday?
Doc Holliday: Piss on you, Wyatt.


Doc Holliday: Why Johnny Tyler! You madcap!
Johnny Tyler: Doc?
Doc Holliday: Where you goin’ with that shotgun?


Kate: I’ve been good to you, I’ve taken care of you. If you die, where does that leave me?
Doc Holliday: Without a meal ticket I suppose.
[Doc rides horse out of barn into stable area, Kate runs out after him punching him in anger]
Kate: You bastard!
Doc Holliday: Why Kate, have you no kind words for me as I ride away?
[pause]
Doc Holliday: I calculate not.
[rides off]


Johnny Tyler: You run your mouth awful reckless for a man that don’t go heeled.
Wyatt Earp: No need to go heeled to get the bulge on a tub like you.


Doc Holliday: I’m your huckleberry...


Curly Bill: [after a vicious gunfight with the Mexican police] Looks like we win.


Doc Holliday: Sheriff, allow me to present a pair of fellow sophisticates. Turkey Creek Jack Johnson and Texas Jack Vermillion. Mind your ear, Creek.


Johnny Ringo: [Ringo is trying to get McMasters to rejoin the Cowboys] So, there’s nothin’ I can say to get you to come back?
Sherman McMasters: Not after what you done. Not after shootin’ at the Earp’s women.
Johnny Ringo: All right then, I guess you can just get back on your horse and ride back down there to your new friends.
Ike Clanton: [placing a shotgun to McMaster’s head] Hey. I just got one question; how’re you planning on gettin’ back down there?


Frank McLaury: [a mortally wounded McLaury is taking aim at Doc] I’ve got you now... you son of a bitch!
Doc Holliday: [holds up arms] You’re a daisy if you do!
[Morgan shoots McLaury]


Doc Holliday: [taunting a card player who believes Holliday is cheating him] Why Ed does this mean we’re not friends anymore? You know Ed, if I thought you weren’t my friend... I just don’t think I could bear it!


Doc Holliday: And so she walked out of our lives forever.


Wyatt Earp: In all that time workin’ those cow towns, I was only ever mixed up in one shootin’, just one! But a man lost his life and I took it! You don’t know how that feels, and believe me boy, you don’t ever want to know. Not ever!


Mexican Groom: [attempting to translate what the Mexican priest said] He talkin loco... crazy... somethin about a sick horse comin to get us.
Johnny Ringo: That’s not what he said, you ignorant wretch. Your Spanish is worse than your English.


48 posted on 11/08/2007 5:55:24 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Hunter '08)
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To: Shooter 2.5
Outstanding dialog!

Doc Holliday: In Vino Veritas.
[In wine is truth. - Meaning - “When I’m drinking, I speak my mind.”]
Johnny Ringo: Age Quod Agis.
[Do what you do. - Meaning - “Do what you do best.”]
Doc Holliday: Credat Judaeus Apella, Non Ego. The Jew Apella may believe it, not I. [Meaning, “Oh I don’t believe drinking is what I do best.”]
Johnny Ringo: Eventus Stultorum Magister.
[Events are the teachers of fools. - Meaning - “Fools have to learn by experience.”]
Doc Holliday: In Pace Requiescat.
[Rest In Peace - Meaning - “It’s Your Funeral!”]

Thanks for that, always wondered what that exchange was.

49 posted on 11/08/2007 8:56:48 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

Another tidbit. The reference of Huckleberry was a cooking term for that final added spice to complete the dish. It basically told Johnny Ringo that Doc was just the person he needed to finish him off.
It’s not a term for a pallbearer as previously thought.


50 posted on 11/09/2007 5:14:44 AM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Hunter '08)
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