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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2021 9:00 p.m. PST

… Final Years

"…A rare doctor's note recently sold at auction offers a new glimpse into Napoleon's fragile health during his final years. As Sara Spary reports for CNN, Irish surgeon Barry Edward O'Meara handwrote the letter, which Heritage Auctions sold to an unnamed British citizen for $2,000. USD Dated to June 4, 1818, the letter outlines its subject's "ill health" in detail.

"I found [Napoleon] laboring under a considerable degree of fever, his countenance displaying anxiety and being evidently that of a man who was experiencing severe corporeal sufferings," O'Meara observed…"
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Oddball12 Jan 2021 5:28 a.m. PST

Arsenic poisoning will have a negative effect upon your health.

42flanker Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2021 9:08 a.m. PST

'Handwritten' letter. There's a thing.

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2021 9:30 a.m. PST

"severe corporeal sufferings" is a reference to the Imperial farmers, I presume?

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2021 10:22 a.m. PST

A balanced article that confirms that Napoleon died of stomach cancer after suffering for several years. Good find T and thanks.

Nine pound round12 Jan 2021 10:52 a.m. PST

A painful way to go now; how terrible it must have been in that era, when medicine was so primitive.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2021 10:56 a.m. PST

No mention my friend! (smile)


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