Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fact of the Day: The King and the Monkey

King Alexander I of Greece died from a monkey bite. He received the wound trying to separate animals fighting in his estate. While he did receive some first-aid, he didn't think it was that serious. When his leg needed amputation, none of his doctors wanted the responsibility of it. 

14 comments:

  1. Wow very interesting fact
    And very problematic issue
    xx

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  2. He certainly did not live up to the name of "Alexander The Great".
    Plus he had more problems than the fatal monkey bite, the monkey won
    the battle - eventually.
    Winston Churchill didn't have very kind words for him and they certainly
    won't be found on his epitaph on his burial tomb.
    Colin (Brisbane. Australia)
    PS: I refuse to say - WOW like above and others.

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  3. Good grief! And he was only 27 years old. Sad.

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  4. Thank goodness medicine has come far..

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  5. the monkeys obviously have no respect for monarchy .... But I'm glad the Greek managed to thrown them down at some point just like we did here in my country.

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  6. Remind me never to get bit by a monkey

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  7. Things were so different back then---they didn't understand and couldn't treat infections.

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  8. I've heard of "monkey bites" but I didn't know they could be fatal. I once had a girlfriend who gave me one.

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  9. I wonder if the monkey had rabies.
    They are too dangerous to keep as pets.

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