Napoleon's Ulcer

And Other Medico-Historical Stories

Book Description

  • A new theory on the cause of Napoleon's death
  • Untangles the medical evidence and knowledge of the day
  • Other chapters cover a wide variety of medico-historical topics, from the cultural aspects of aging to the health of Marcus Aurelius

    Napoleon's Ulcer reveals details of the emperor's health when he was incarcerated on St. Helena. Believing Napoleon to be healthy at the time of his exile, the author makes his own diagnosis of Napoleon's illnesses and cause of death. Richardson relies on the facts of the postmortem report and accounts left by doctors who cared for Napoleon to explain in this fascinating read the reason for Napoleon's death.

  • About Richardson, Robert L.

    Robert Richardson is a qualified doctor and author of History of Medicine (1-904057-76-4), The Story of Surgery (1-904057-46-2), and other surgical books. He lives in Chichester, England.