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:

Sakuranko said...

Wow very interesting fact
And very problematic issue
xx

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Huggybear said...

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.

Kay said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

Poor man.

Margaret D said...

Thank goodness medicine has come far..

DEZMOND said...

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.

Moscow Blogger said...

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Moscow Blogger said...

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Christine said...

Oh wow!

Pat Hatt said...

Remind me never to get bit by a monkey

NanaDiana said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Ohhh...wow!

stephen Hayes said...

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

John M said...

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