MACKENZIE, Sir Morell. 20181

£65

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A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed (across a penny stamp, as a receipt for an “enclosure” received), to Mr. Marston [Edward Marston, of Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, publishers], about legal action taken by the publishers against the Paris editor of the New York Herald. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition. 19 Harley Street, 20 June 1889. Sir Morell Mackenzie (1837-1892), physician and laryngologist, author of The Use of the Laryngoscope in Diseases of the Throat (1864 and other editions) and similar works. He suffered from the controversy surrounding his mis-diagnosis of laryngeal cancer in the case of the Crown Prince Frederick of Germany, who died in 1888, after reigning as Frederick III for ninety-nine days. “… if you thought fit to abandon your action against the New York Herald, it would not be right that I should suffer for it.”