The Medical Lives of History`s Famous People

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The Implications of the Hemophilia of Queen Victoria

Pp. 65-70 (6)

William James Maloney

Abstract

Queen Victoria reigned over Great Britain from 1840 to 1901. Her marriage to Albert resulted in nine offspring. These children later married into various royal families of Europe bringing with them the genetic trait for hemophilia. Hemophilia is a hereditary blood disorder in which the blood does not clot in the usual manner. The fact that Victoria was a carrier for hemophilia raises the logical question of why there were no signs of hemophilia in any of her male ancestors.

Keywords:

Blood disorder, Christmas Disease, clot, Eugenie, fibrinolysis, genetics, hemophilia, hereditary, Leopold, Rasputin, reign, the royal disease, throne.

Affiliation:

New York University College of Dentistry 345 First Avenue New York NY 10010 USA.