Umbilical Hernia …The Other Famous Cases [1] - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Steve Berger
    • 11.08.13 | 11:58 (IDT)

    In 1737 Caroline of Ansbach, the Royal Consort of King George II, died of an umbilical hernia and ruptured uterus related to a complicated pregnancy 13 years earlier. In 1937 Caroline's countryman, physicist Ernest Rutherford, became the only other famous person to die of the condition. Other than Prime Minister Netanyahu, only two other famous persons are known to have undergone umbilical hernia surgery: Moe Berg, a Jewish-American baseball player who also worked for Army Intelligence during World War II; and Senator Joseph McCarthy, who worked to "cleanse" America of Communism during the 1950's. [1] From my (free) website – www.VIPatients.com

    from the article: Letters to the Editor
    First published 11:21 18.06.13 | Last updated 11:21 18.06.13
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