CollectionThe papers of Princess Charlotte of Wales
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleDoctor's report detailing the circumstances of the death of Princess Charlotte of Wales; with an additional statement by Dr. John Sims
Date9 November 1817
WriterBaillie, Matthew, Doctor (1761-1823); physician in ordinary to Princess Charlotte of Wales
Croft, Richard, Sir, 6th Baronet (1762-1818); physician to George III
Sims, John (1749-1831); physician
DescriptionDetails the justification of not using instruments to deliver the child; removal of the afterbirth [placenta]; and efforts to reanimate the still-born child.
[In the hands of Dr. Matthew Baillie and Dr. John Sims.]
Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
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PublicationsPart published in Vincent Corbett "A Royal Catastrophe: The death in childbirth of the Princess Charlotte of Wales" (Broadway, 1985)
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