A Historical Vignette (20) A royal otitis


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B-ENT 2010; 6: 307-313
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The young king of France, Francis II, the eldest son of Henry II and Catherine de Medici, died in Orleans from the effects of the complications of a chronic otitis on 6December 1560. Based on texts of the time, the paper discusses the nature of the illness, the treatment, and the medical and political entourage of the king.

EISSN 2684-4907