Medicine: King's Glottis

All last week Dom Manoel de Braganza, onetime King of Portugal, sat at Wimbledon watching the tennis tournament, chatting with his good friends King George of England and onetime King Alfonso of Spain. On the day that Ellsworth Vines won the championship, King Manoel's chair was vacant. He had waked up with a sore throat. After breakfast he went to see his physician, was ordered to bed. But not until afternoon did Dom Manoel obey. By then his throat was swelling rapidly, he was choking for breath. While his secretary telephoned frantically for...

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