The Implications of the Hemophilia of Queen Victoria
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William James Maloney
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.
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