Did Edgar Allan Poe have a disease?
I think Edgar Allan Poe had tuberculosis because his closet family and friends died from it. So if he wasn't giving it to them then he had to have at least been affected by it because he was around it.
The Edgar Allan Poe Society acknowledges that Poe called Virginia his home and thought of himself as a Virginian; but it believes that Baltimore is where Edgar Allan Poe became the Edgar Allan Poe that he is today. It is the place that truly defines Edgar Allan Poe both from the perspective of his life and his work.