Heart of King George II, 18th century

Heart of King George II, 18th century

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Caption: Heart of King George II. 18th-century journal page showing the heart of King George II of Great Britain (1683-1760), as examined following his death from an aortic aneurysm and rupture of the right ventricle. This artwork depicts the heart and vessels filled with wax. For the aneurysm and rupture, see C011/2215. The examination was carried out by the king's physician Frank Nicholls (1699-1778). This page is from volume 52 (1761-2) of the journal 'Philosophical Transactions', published by the Royal Society of London. It forms part of the account published by Nicholls, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1728.

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