Item description for Napoleon's Ulcer: And Other Medico-Historical Stories by Robert Richardson...
A new theory on the cause of Napoleon's death
Untangles the medical evidence and knowledge of the day
Other chapters cover a wide variety of medico-historical topics, from the cultural aspects of aging to the health of Marcus Aurelius
Napoleon's Ulcer reveals details of the emperor's health when he was incarcerated on St. Helena. Believing Napoleon to be healthy at the time of his exile, the author makes his own diagnosis of Napoleon's illnesses and cause of death. Richardson relies on the facts of the postmortem report and accounts left by doctors who cared for Napoleon to explain in this fascinating read the reason for Napoleon's death.
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