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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The enigmatic illness and death of Constance, wife of Oscar Wilde

Constance Wilde, aged 38 years, photographed in Heidelberg in 1896
The unexpected death at the age of 40 years of Oscar Wilde's wife, Constance, who had been suffering from a neurological disorder for about 10 years beforehand, has never been satisfactorily explained. We are now able to unravel the mystery, largely through new insights contained in private family papers held by Merlin Holland, grandson of Constance and Oscar Wilde.

Full story:  The Lancet

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