Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4075
Folio: f. 1
Date of letter (as written): May 16,1732 (Unknown)
Standardised date: 1732-05-16
Letter Origin (as written): Rockingham
Letter Destination (as written):
Sir Hans Sloane
No Other Attached to This Letter
Letter written about self or others: Others
Single or Multiple Sufferers: Single Sufferer
Patients Mentioned in Letter:
Katherine Watson (nee Tufton), Lady Sondes (Female)
Age of Patient:
Description of Patient: "hysterical" and "convulsive"
Ongoing Treatment: Sloane prescribed powders. Also taking Cons. Rufo. Thericac. Venet. et Sal. Absinth. Colby has also given her three blisters.
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.