The birth of Kaiser William II (1859-1941) and his birth injury.
This paper describes the events leading up to the birth of Kaiser William II in 1859. There is a full description of the clinical aspects of his breech delivery that resulted in an Erb-Duchenne palsy. The later physical and psychological effects of his paralysed left arm are discussed fully, as are the comments about Dr Eduard Arnold Martin (1799-1875), the obstetrician who delivered him.
State University of New York at Stoney Brook, NY, USA.
MeSHBrachial Plexus Neuropathies
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century