Foreign News: The Crown

¶ Scarcely more than a dozen of the 446,726,752 subjects of George V knew until last week that during His Majesty's illness he has raved in delirium, suffered from a dry, cracked tongue, and turned a livid, bluish color—temporarily.

A statement to this startling effect and a masterly review of the Sovereign's entire illness was issued, last week, by the Royal physicians, and printed simultaneously in the Lancet and the British Medical Journal. The thirteen days from Dec. 2 to Dec. 15 were mentioned as the most critical; and His Majesty's condition of last...

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