The Tsar's Doctor: The Life and Times of Sir James Wylie

The Tsar's Doctor: The Life and Times of Sir James Wylie

Mary M. McGrigor


Born in Kincardine in 1767, James Wylie grew to become essentially the most celebrated medical professionals in Europe and the centre of 2 of the main attention-grabbing and enduring conspiracy theories in Russian historical past. Having played the 1st tracheotomy operation to be conducted in Russia on count number Kutaisof, one of many Tsar Paul I's favourites, Wylie was once made the Tsar's own health care provider. while the Tsar was once assassinated in March 1801, Wylie made his first steps into infamy whilst he signed the loss of life certificates, mysteriously giving apoplexy, rather than strangulation, because the reason. Wylie went directly to serve the Tsar's son, Alexander I, devotedly for 24 years; he used to be with him at Tilsit, while he concluded a treaty with Napoleon and used to be as a box general practitioner on the battles of Austerlitz, Jenna and at Borodino the place he seemingly performed two hundred operations at the box. Tolstoy is believed to have made him the medical professional who gains in "War and Peace". Following Napoleon's defeat, Wylie followed Alexander on...

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