PROFESSOR HERMANN PAGENSTECHER [To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR, —A
letter in the Spectator of the 4th inst. seems to show that there is some misapprehension as to the identity of Herr Professor Hermann Pagenstecher, now practising in Wiesbaden. Hermann Pagenstecher is the youngest of a family of seven and practised as an oculist, at first in partner- ship with his brother Alexander, the eldest of the family. This brother died as the result of an accident on December 81st,., 1879.
Professor Hermann Pagenstecher attended Queen Victoria at Osborne on August 24th, 1896, in consultation with Mr. Nettleship and Sir James Reid. He saw her again at Windsor on May 6th, 1900, in the presence of Princess Christian of Schleswig Holstein and with no other doctor. He saw her for the last time at Osborne on January 15th, 1901, and went to Marlborough House on January 18th, 1901, by command of the Prince of Wales, to present a report as to the state of the eye and the general health of the Queen.—I am, Sir, &c.,
Hotel Rose, Wiesbaden.