The Tsars Doctor: The Life and Times of Sir James Wylie Mary McGrigor

ISBN: 9781841588810

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The Tsars Doctor: The Life and Times of Sir James Wylie  by  Mary McGrigor

The Tsars Doctor: The Life and Times of Sir James Wylie by Mary McGrigor
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Mary McGrigor explores a thrilling period of European history in this biography of James Wylie, Scottish-born personal physician to the Russian tsars in the early nineteenth century. A pioneer field surgeon who saved the lives of countless soldiers,MoreMary McGrigor explores a thrilling period of European history in this biography of James Wylie, Scottish-born personal physician to the Russian tsars in the early nineteenth century. A pioneer field surgeon who saved the lives of countless soldiers, Wylie was present at some of the seminal moments of the Napoleonic Wars, including the battles of Austerlitz, Jena and Borodino, and also involved in some of the most astonishing intrigues of the imperial court.

Having performed the first tracheotomy operation to be carried out in Russia, Wylie was made the Tsar Paul Is 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 of strangulation, as the cause. Wylie went on to serve the Tsars son, Alexander I, and was with him during many of the most significant events in the countrys history.

Following the Treaty of Vienna, Alexander returned to Russia before travelling to the Crimea—where he contracted Crimean fever and died. Once again Wylie signed the death certificate, but rumor soon spread through the Empire that the Tsar, who had become intensely religious, had escaped to live in Siberia where, some time later, he emerged as a visionary monk. In The Tsars Doctor, Mary McGrigor unravels the many mysteries surrounding Wylies life and his involvement with the Romanov dynasty, using contemporary evidence and Wylies own diaries to examine the details of his great achievements and his participation in several of the most momentous events in 19th century Russian history.



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