Pamiętacie gwałtowny zgon „w toalecie” Katarzyny II, zwanej wielką?
Worried by Catherine’s absence, her attendant, Zakhar Zotov, opened the door and peered in. Catherine was sprawled on the floor. Her face appeared purplish, her pulse was weak, and her breathing was shallow and laboured.The servants lifted Catherine from the floor and brought her to the bedroom. Some 45 minutes later, the royal court’s Scottish physician, Dr. John Rogerson, arrived and determined that Catherine had suffered a stroke. Despite all attempts to revive the Empress, she fell into a coma from which she never recovered. Catherine was given the last rites and died the following evening around 9:45.
Co za zbieg okoliczności, iż jej lekarzem był akurat Szkot, ów John Rogerson:
After studying medicine in Edinburgh Rogerson became one of many Scots who travelled to Russia to pursue a medical career. By 1776 he was physician to the Empress, Catherine…
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