Medicine: Hemophilia

The blood that runs in the veins of the Bourbons is blue—and once let, it runs and runs. Not simply royal memories but an old, hereditary fact accompanies this family in its exile: hemophilia. Unlike thrones, hemophilia is not transmitted from father to son, but from mother to son. Contrary to popular belief, hemophiliacs do not bleed incessantly, but the flow of blood, once started, takes a longer time to coagulate. Most of the recent treatment depends on the, theory that the elements of hemophilia are present in the female, but are held in...

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