ISSN 2409-5834

Physician-in-ordinary S.P. Botkin and Empress Maria Alexandrovna: the facts and circumstances of a courtier’s career and the specifi c character of interrelationships

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Sergei G. Zhuravskii, Vasilii V. Chikulin


For eight years (1872‒1880), S.P. Botkin served as the private physician of Empress Maria Alexandrovna who suffered from pulmonary tuberculosis. The particular details of this clinical case were defined by its unique deontological aspects: a doctor, a famous professor, a recognized expert Europe-wide, was also a subject of the royal patient – his prescriptions were dependent on her wishe

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