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The aspect of the King's illness

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 23 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1217

In the early days of the King's illness many people ventured upon the tolerably safe prediction that one result of the melancholy event would be that closer attention would be given to the subject of appendicitis, the disease which necessitated the operation from which His Majesty has now happily recovered. That increased attention has been directed to the subject, but so far it seems to have expended itself in discussion, and we do not appear to be any nearer to a solution of the questions upon which opinion is divided among those to whom we look for guidance. With all anxiety removed in reference to the King's health, we may perhaps be permitted to glance at some aspects of this subject which afford a …

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