Royal Poxes & Potions: The Lives of Royal Physicians, Surgeons and Apothecaries


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A look at the evoluton of the royal doctor from the time of George I in the early 18th century, to the present. The main focus is on the Georgian period, until the end of George V's reign in 1936. Following introductory material on the rise of the royal physician, the book tells the stories of the individual monarchs' relationships with their physicians, emphasizing people and events rather than the history of the medicine. Among those to be covered will be George III and his uneasy relationship with his doctors through his ...

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