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- Edition: February 16, 1877 February 16, 1877
The British Medical Journal says the reappearance of her Majesty the Queen in public life at the opening of Parliament has been hailed with great satisfaction by all classes. It must, however, we fear, be accepted as inevitable that however much the Queen may desire to gratify the loyal wish of her subjects by taking part in State ceremonials and discharging the social duties of her exalted position, the physical conditions of the Queen's health are such as to preclude the possibility of her enduring the heated atmosphere of crowded rooms of the fatigue of prolonged ceremonials. The prostration which they induce is such as many persons suffer on sea voyages, and the discharge of her onerous political and official duties taxes her Majesty's strength to the utmost.