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SHOOTING STAR

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Emerging with a minor flesh wound from the 30-second shootout between lawmen and outlaws that occurred at the O.K. Corral livery in Tombstone, Arizona in 1881 was a miracle akin to the “divine intervention” experienced by Vincent and Jules in Pulp Fiction. But that’s what happened to Doc Holliday, one of 19th-century America’s deadliest gunslingers.

By the time of the incident, Doc had been desensitised to bloody violence by years of work as a dentist in an era when that profession’s

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