August 18, 1903
Princess Rupprecht of Bavaria underwent an appendectomy today in Munich, according to news reports. The former Duchess Marie Gabriele in Bavaria is married to Prince Rupprecht, who is third in line to the Bavarian throne.
The princess became ill in Japan, and returned to Bavaria via the United States. The operation was performed by Dr. George Kiliani, who had accompanied the Princess back from Japan. The German-born doctor, who studied in Munich and in Halle. After receiving his medical degree, he was gazetted as an Assistant Surgeon with the Bavarian military. He later emigrated to the United States, and he now lives in New York City, where he is employed as a surgeon at the German Hospital
Princess Rupprecht is said to be "doing well."
Prince Rupprecht's grandfather, Prince Luitpold,is the Regent for King Otto, who is mentally unstable.