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Title: Royal operations
Authors: Ellis, Harold
Keywords: Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Medical care
Surgery -- England -- History -- 18th century
Surgery -- England -- History -- 19th century
Issue Date: 1974
Publisher: The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette
Citation: Ellis, H. (1974). Royal operations. The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette, 9(2), 144-147.
Abstract: Based on a lecture given at the Medical School in Malta on the 31st July 1974. What must it be like to be called upon to treat a Royal patient? How should the Royal patient be treated? Naturally success brings with it international fame and in Great Britain, an undisclosed sum of money paid from the Privy Purse. Failure, however, must be disastrous, although not as dreadful nowadays as in the time of Blind King John of Bohemia, who in the Middle Ages, had his surgeons drowned in the River Danube when they failed to restore his sight. A few of the surgical histories of Kings and Queens of the past are described, whereby with the often detailed documents a wealth of information about medical and social customs of former times is delivered.
Appears in Collections:TSLHG, Volume 9, Issue 2
TSLHG, Volume 9, Issue 2

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