The death of Madame Tussaud: a cardiorespiratory interpretation

Francesco M. Galassi, Louise Baker, Roberta Ballestriero, Frank J. Rühli

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Marie Tussaud (1761–1850) was perhaps one of the first
successful business women of 19th century Europe, and
is remembered for her wax effigies of famous characters
including Voltaire (1694–1778) and protagonists of the
French Revolution such as Jean-Paul Marat (1743–93),
Maximilien de Robespierre (1758–94). She is also famous for
establishing the Madame Tussauds Exhibition on the Strand
(London, UK) in 1802, which after touring around Britain
moved to its current site on Baker Street in 1884— where it
remains open to this day.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)955
Number of pages1
JournalThe Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • cardiorespiratory
  • pneumonia
  • asthma
  • varicose veins
  • oedema


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