Title:
A Historical Vignette (20): A royal otitis
Authors:
J. Tainmont
Institutions:
Winston Churchill Avenue 172, P.O. Box 9, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Keywords:
Chronic otitis; mastoiditis; meningitis; cerebral abscess; Francis II of France; Paré
Pages:
307 - 313
Abstract:
A royal otitis. 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.
Issue:
Vol. 6, 2010, 4th trimester


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A Historical Vignette (20): A royal otitis