Mirror of Literature,  12 (1828), 99.

The 'Napoleon' Child





Monstrosities, Exhibitions, Obstetrics, Human Development, Medical Practitioners

People mentioned:

Astley P Cooper

    Relates the details of a visit to 'the Bazaar in Oxford-street' to view a three-year-old child on whose irises are inscribed the words 'Napoleon' and 'Empereur'. Reports that this has been accounted for 'by the child's mother earnestly looking at a franc-piece of Napoleon's, which was given to her by her brother previous to a long absence; and this operating during her pregnancy has produced the appearance in question'.

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