Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: MacLeod syndrome

  • King Henry VIII: More ailments than wives

    The younger sons of medieval kings would generally be doomed to live out their lives in relative obscurity unless raised to the crown by courtesy of the plague, smallpox, or pneumonia. Such was the case of Henry VIII, remembered among other achievements for his seven wives but also by his many bodily illnesses. He became…