Library: British Library, London

Manuscript: Sloane MS 4075

Folio: f. 349

Microfilm:


Language: English

Letter Categories:
Medical
Social

Letter Subject:
Sloane's Family


Date of letter (as written): May 22, n.d. [1716?] (Unknown)

Standardised date:

Letter Origin (as written): Towcester

Letter Destination (as written):

Author(s):
Charles Kimberley

Recipient(s):
Sir David Hamilton

Others Mentioned:
Sir David Hamilton
Unnamed

Letter written about self or others: Others

Single or Multiple Sufferers: Single Sufferer


Patients Mentioned in Letter:

Patient 1

Mrs. Isted (Female)

Age of Patient: 35

Description of Patient:

Previous Treatment: Sloane previously treated her for miscarriages. Kimberley used "gentle Restingents" to stop the periodic heavy menstrual bleeding and a blister for the skin eruptions. He also prescribed "Testaceous medicines." She also took Ass's milk to regain her strength after the heavy bleeding.

Ongoing Treatment: She was taking Ass's milk and a blister on her back.

Diagnosis: Kimberley diagnosed her skin eruptions last spring as "Febris Millearis." The patient was also subject to hysteria.

Response: The patient stopped menstruating for several months and then had skin eruptions and diarrhea followed by sudden heavy menstruation. Both times he thought (falsely) she was pregnant. The midwife thought that Mrs. Isted was going through menopause but Kimberley disagreed.

Theme Description: Disagreement between physician and midwife.

Themes(s):

Medical Problem(s):
Hysteria
Menopause
Menstrual
Skin ailments
Stomach


MESH :
Age
Hysteria
Menopause
Menstruation
Menstruation Disturbances
Skin
Skin Abnormalities
Skin Diseases
Stomach


Transcription:

Other Notes:
The Isted family was related to the Sloane family through marriage. Anne Rose, Elizabeth Sloane's daughter, married Thomas Isted in 1703. Thomas Isted owned Ecton Hall in Northamptonshire, to which the letter referred, from 1712.