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illustrated.1859 Excerpt: ... whom he had seen some years before,
and with whose conversation he had been pleased. The lettei he
wrote to Zimmermann was as follows: --"Dr. Zimmermann, --I have
been for the last eight months suffering severely from asthma. The
physicians of this country give me all sorts of drugs, but which,
instead of doing me good, rather make me worse. The reputation of
your skill, which is spread through the north of Europe, makes me
wish that you would pay me a fortnight's visit, in order that I may
consult you respecting the state of my health. You of course
understand that I shall pay for your journey, as well as all other
expenses. If therefore you consent to my proposal, I will send a
letter to the Duke of York, who I am sure will readily give you
permission to come here. I pray God to take you under his holy and
sacred protection " Fredebic. "Potsdam, 6th June, 1736." CHAPTER
IV. Zimmermann's Account of IIn: State of the King of Prussia--His
Conversations with him--Zimmermann leaves him--Frederic's Letter to
the Duchess of Brunswick--Mirabeau'a Account of the last Days of
Frederic, and of his Death--Herzberg's Testimony respecting his
Patience and Laboriousness during his Illness--Religious Letter
addressed to Frederic--Frederic's Will and Funeral--Mirabeau's Char
'acter of him. Zimmermann arrived at Potsdam on the 23d of June,
and continued there till the 12th of July, paying the king two
visits daily. In his first interview with Frederic, the latter
asked him, " Doctor, can you cure me?"--" I can relieve your
majesty," was the prudent reply of the physician. Even this last
promise was difficult, however, to be accomplished, for Frederic
frequently refused to take the doctor's prescriptions, while he
was, at the same time, more unruly than ever respecting his di...
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