Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Empress Alexandra

  • Hereditary blood disorders in blue-blood aristocrats

    N. Reece Ho-Sheffield Singapore   King George III in coronation robes. Allan Ramsay. Circa 1765. Art Gallery of South Australia. Accessed via Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain. Famous people with genetic disorders have always been a subject of interest, and royalty are often considered the crème de la crème of celebrities. Any medical condition may give…

  • Blood relics and contemporary memory

    Robbie Porter Worcester, England   Basement room of the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, where the Russian Imperial Family was executed. Investigator Nicholas Sokolov apparently recovered 13 drops of blood from here. Via Wikipedia. Public domain. In the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich there is an exhibit, carefully preserved in an environmentally conditioned case, which is…