1st edition. Blue cloth bound hard cover. Gilt embossed lettering on spine. Pages appear to have been cut open and are slightly worn. Very slight marking to back inside cover. Otherwise a very clean copy. An account of the medical histories of prominent historical figures and how these affected their lives and careers. Subjects include Lord Byron, Christopher Columbus, Judge Jeffreys, Louis XV, The Borgias, Cleopatra, Madame de Pompadour, Madame du Barry, Lord Nelson. Henry VIII, and Queen Anne. Other publications by this author include 'Byron: His Lameness And Last Illness' (1931), 'Napoleon Immortal ,the Medical History and Private Life of Napoleon (1959), and 'St. Helena during Napoleon's exile; Gorrequer's '1969).