Library: British Library, London

Manuscript: Sloane MS 4075

Folio: f. 1

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Language: English

Letter Categories:

Letter Subject:


Date of letter (as written): May 16,1732 (Unknown)

Standardised date: 1732-05-16

Letter Origin (as written): Rockingham

Letter Destination (as written):

Author(s):
D. Colby

Recipient(s):
Sir Hans Sloane

Others Mentioned:
No Other Attached to This Letter

Letter written about self or others: Others

Single or Multiple Sufferers: Single Sufferer


Patients Mentioned in Letter:

Patient 1

Katherine Watson (nee Tufton), Lady Sondes (Female)

Age of Patient:

Description of Patient: "hysterical" and "convulsive"

Previous Treatment:

Ongoing Treatment: Sloane prescribed powders. Also taking Cons. Rufo. Thericac. Venet. et Sal. Absinth. Colby has also given her three blisters.

Diagnosis: Hysteria.

Response: Her "head has continued very well and her senses perfect" though it has been "10 days since the usuall return to Nature." Her pulse is low but regular. The powders have given her a couple of bowel movements.

Theme Description: Lady Sondes wrote several times to Sloane herself and often questioned Colby's prescriptions.

Themes(s):
Doctor-patient relationships
Illness narrative

Medical Problem(s):
Age
Convulsions
Hysteria


MESH :
Age
Convulsive seizures
Hysteria


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