journal: 5 Nov 1923

Aubrey Herbert, Fourth Earl of Carnarvon, has died. Has the "Pharaoh's Curse" claimed another life? The press seems to think so, but I believe bad medical advice is the more likely culprit - I hear the poor fellow had all his teeth removed when he was told it would restore his sight, which precipitated acute blood poisoning. Still, how unfortunate that such a prestigious lineage should lose two great men in the span of five months!