The Tsar's Doctor: The Life and Times of Sir James Wylie

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Born in Kincardine in 1767, James Wylie became one of the most celebrated doctors in Europe and the centre of two of the most fascinating and enduring conspiracy theories in Russian history. Having performed the first tracheotomy operation to be carried out in Russia on Count Kutaisof, one of the Tsar Paul I's favourites, Wylie was made the Tsar's personal doctor. When the Tsar was assassinated in March 1801, Wylie made his first steps into infamy when he signed the death certificate, mysteriously giving apoplexy, in place ...

The Tsar's Doctor: The Life and Times of Sir James Wylie 2010, Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781841588810

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