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The reviewer's interest in the story so brilliantly related by Dr. Stevenson was first aroused when sitting with the late Dr. J. Solis-Cohen, of Philadelphia, at a dinner of the Philadelphia Laryngological Society. Dr. Solis-Cohen was a contemporary of Dr. Morell Mackenzie, had studied with him in London, had known him well and had followed the fatal illness of the Crown Prince Frederick with the greatest professional interest. Several years later, the late Dr. D. Bryson Delavan, of New York, who had also known Mackenzie well, told the reviewer many details of the great controversy that shook both the British and the German laryngologic profession, created much international bitterness and practically ruined Mackenzie's reputation as the greatest laryngologist in the world. It was at this time, so many years after the loss of her husband, that the letters of the Empress Frederick were published, which made intensely interesting reading to
Morell Mackenzie: The Story of a Victorian Tragedy. Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;48(3):377. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690040388010
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