英国王のスピーチ

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2011年04月05日(Tue) 12:21

第83回アカデミー作品賞(2011年)を受賞した「英国王のスピーチ」は、
現在の英国のエリザベス女王の父君であるジョージ6世の史実に基づいていますが、
彼が生涯にわたるヘビースモーカーであり、肺がんで左肺も摘出し、冠動脈血栓症により
最期を迎えた(わずか57歳でことは、日本ではあまり知られていないようです。

以下は、実際の「王様のスピーチ」です。

The Real King's Speech - King George VI - September 3, 1939
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opkMyKGx7TQ&feature=related

また英国王室の多くが、タバコ関連疾患で亡くなっています。

以下のような、医学記事をみつけました。

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The Case of the Man Who Lost a Lung But Won a Prize
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Albert Lowenfels, MD
Posted: 03/09/2011

Introduction to the Case

The patient was a 56-year-old man who complained of severe cough and
weakness of approximately 4 months duration. The onset of his illness
began with fever, chills, and a mild cough. An x-ray taken at that time
revealed an area of consolidation in the left lung, for which he was
treated with a 1-week course of penicillin and bed rest. However,
the patient's pulmonary symptoms persisted, and about 2 months after
the onset of symptoms he had a tomogram of the lungs, followed by
bronchoscopy and a biopsy. A week after the bronchoscopy an operation
was performed. Because the patient did not want to be hospitalized,
a team of surgeons and anesthesiologists performed the operation
in the patient's home. The patient had a slow recovery, but 2 months
after the operation he was well enough to attend his grandson's third
birthday. Four and a half months after surgery he spent a day hunting
with friends and relatives, but that night, to the family's surprise,
he died quietly in his sleep.

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