Julie Powell’s Death of “Cardiac Arrest”

Robin Schoenthaler, MD
3 min readNov 2, 2022

“Cardiac arrest” is an action; not a diagnosis; her death is a mystery

The wonderfully interesting Julie Powell — author of Julia and Julie: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen — died suddenly and unexpectedly at her home last week. In every report thus far, her death is described as a result of “cardiac arrest.”

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Robin Schoenthaler, MD

Covid-Translator. Cancer doc: ~Three decades at MGH. Writer and storyteller: Moth Grand Slam Champion. Mom. www.DrRobin.org, @robinshome, robinshome2@gmail.com