CollectionCorrespondence of William IV
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleDoctors' report on the health of Prince William
Date2 March 1788
WriterWright, Robert
Fidge; John
DescriptionAccurate statement of Prince William's health from 24 March 1786 to 2 March 1788. Well during the fitting of the ship - aside from a mild dizziness and rheumatic pain in the leg. Soon after the sailing from Plymouth, attack of Gonorrhea Virulenta; treated but followed by severe rheumatic attack. Severe attacks of fever and a venereal infection once arrived in the West Indies: the infection was treated as the fever, but many other attacks followed and left the Prince weak. The consequences of the hot weather stayed with him for a long time. Because of this, the final opinion is that the Prince should not return to that climate.
Final note - different ink and handwriting - remarks that the Prince has been free from Venereal Taint for several months.
Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted.
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