Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hope for German Crown Prince

December 1, 1887

The noted medical journal, The Lancet, regarding the condition of Crown Prince Friedrich of Germany, "Dr. Mackenzie receives highly satisfactory advices concerning the condition of the German Crown Prince. In view of the fact that there is no actual microscopical proof of the existence of cancer the diminution of the swelling is not without a certain degree of clinical importance." The report was published in the New York Times, which notes that the "Crown Prince and Princess went for a drive this morning" in San Remo. An official bulletin regarding the Crown Prince's health was issued this morning. The local issue in the Crown Prince's throat does not at the present time appear to be extending. There is no difficulty of respiration or in swallowing, and the general functions of the body continue perfect."

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