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December 6, 1952

Henry VIII: A Difficult Patient.

JAMA. 1952;150(14):1442. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680140080036

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In this biographic sketch, the author reviews one of the most controversial reigns in British history. In tracing the private life and political activities of Henry VIII, Sir Arthur MacNalty develops his thesis that the monarch's actions and behavior were the consequences of his ever-deteriorating state of health. In addition, the text contains interesting sketches on medicine and medical men in Tudor England.

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