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Offline GDSophie

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« Reply #600 on: January 06, 2018, 10:10:34 PM »


Grand Duchess Anastasia with her mother, Alexandra and two nurses when Anastasia had diphtheria. 1907.

Anastasia either has her hair up or has it cut, maybe because the medicine made it fall out?
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« Reply #601 on: January 07, 2018, 12:24:01 AM »


Grand Duchess Anastasia with her mother, Alexandra and two nurses when Anastasia had diphtheria. 1907.

Anastasia either has her hair up or has it cut, maybe because the medicine made it fall out?

Oh wow, I never knew Anastasia had Diphtheria.

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« Reply #602 on: January 07, 2018, 11:04:50 AM »


Grand Duchess Anastasia with her mother, Alexandra and two nurses when Anastasia had diphtheria. 1907.

Anastasia either has her hair up or has it cut, maybe because the medicine made it fall out?

Oh wow, I never knew Anastasia had Diphtheria.

Yep. Luckily Alexandra noticed it rather early and quickly and was able to contain it so it didn't effect Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Alexei. Her early experiences with the disease sure came in handy when it hit her household.
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« Reply #603 on: January 08, 2018, 05:39:37 AM »
That picture must have been taken when Anastasia had recovered.

My mother had diphtheria in 1941 and the treatment then involved complete isolation and six weeks in bed, forbidden to do anything. Even her parents were not allowed to visit!

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« Reply #604 on: January 09, 2018, 03:33:53 PM »
Do you think Anastasia's diphtheria had anything to do with her short stature?  Some illnesses can permanently stunt growth like that.

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« Reply #605 on: January 10, 2018, 03:05:13 AM »
I don't know whether diphtheria is known for that.

My mother had it when she was 11 and was 5ft 5. She had a tall mother (5ft 9) and a 5ft 7 father, plus one tall brother and two fairly average ones (she was the only girl).

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« Reply #606 on: March 02, 2018, 09:16:25 PM »
Iím not sure I ever knew of Anastasia diphtheria either. Do we know what year and month/s the illness would have occurred and who the source of this is?

I always find it interesting how the imperial family seem to be able to downplay most of their stints with illness. You hear little to nothing about what are sometimes fairly serious illnesses in letters or diary entries yet they seemed rather common. Of course some of this cageyness or reluctance to speak of their illness makes sense given Alexeiís grave condition. I suppose the Romanov were trained at lying about health as a subject.
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Re: Anastasia Pictures V
« Reply #607 on: March 02, 2018, 10:22:10 PM »
Serious illness was far more common then. People didn't discuss it as much for the same reasons we don't talk about having the flu.