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Daemon
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Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a sex-linked genetic disease in which the body's ability to control bleeding is impaired due to the absence or abnormality of a clotting factor in the blood. The two most common forms of the disease are caused by a genetic defect present on the X chromosome. Because females have two X chromosomes, whereas males have only one, females are more commonly carriers of the recessive disease while males tend to be the hemophiliacs. Why is hemophilia also called "the royal disease"? More...
stefan
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Because it has featured prominently in European royalty and thus is sometimes known as 'the royal disease'. Queen Victoria passed the mutation for Haemophilia B to her son Leopold and, through some of her daughters, to various royals across the continent, including the royal families of Spain, Germany, and Russia.
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How nice to encounter this article here! I was reading Orlando Figes' A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924 and wondering what that strange disease was that afflicted the last tsar's son.
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Hemophilia:
“The Royal Disease"


Hemophilia has played an important role in Europe’s history, for it suddenly cropped up in the children of Great
Britain’s Queen Victoria. It became known as the “Royal disease” because it spread to the royal families of Europe
through Victoria’s descendants. Queen Victoria had always been worried about the quality of the blood of the British
royal family. Her feelings about the necessity of revitalizing what she called the “lymphatic” blood of their houses are
reflected in her letter to her daughter Vicky: “I do wish one could find some more black eyed Princes and Princesses
for our children! I can’t help thinking what dear Papa said—that it was in fact when there was some little imperfection
in the pure Royal descent that some fresh blood was infused… For that constant fair hair and blue eyes makes the
blood so lymphatic… it is not as trivial as you may think, for darling Papa—often with vehemence said: ‘We must
have some strong blood.’

http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/files/hemo.pdf
Alenka
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Mixed blood is much betterDancing
Gary98
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Pure blood for pure trouble
Gary98
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Applause Nice article.
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Interesting article.
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