Back in 2007 geriatrician David Dosa submitted an article to the New England Journal of Medicine chronicling the track record of Oscar, a therapy cat at his nursing home who had accurately predicated the death of some 25 patients. Naturally a story of that nature made its way online with a quickness, putting innocent little Oscar in the spotlight pretty much over night. No one was able to conclusively prove how or why the normally anti-social feline was choosing the people he would curl up next to, but the nurses and doctors did put stock in the growing correlation between his visits and the passing of a patient. It reached the point where the staff would actually phone a family member if Oscar was spotted spending time with their loved one.

By the time 2010 rolled around Oscar had accurately predicted the death of some fifty-plus patients, which was more than enough motivation for Dr. Dosa to turn his original article into a book. And now it looks like that book, Making Rounds With Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat, is getting turned into a movie.
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