Thursday, June 26, 2014

Duke of Aosta has typhoid

June 26, 1914

The Duke of Aosta is "suffering from an attack of typhoid fever," reports the New York Times.   The Duke, the eldest cousin of King Vittorio Emanuele of Italy, contracted the disease by eating "infected oysters."

The 46-year-old Duke serves as a Lieutenant General in the Italian Army.  He is married to Princess Helene of France.

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