Library: British Library, London

Manuscript: Sloane MS 4075

Folio: f. 71

Microfilm:


Language: English

Letter Categories:
Medical

Letter Subject:


Date of letter (as written): October 25, 1702

Standardised date:

Letter Origin (as written): Stamford

Letter Destination (as written):

Author(s):
Samuel Dinham

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

Lady Clapham (Female)

Age of Patient: "my lady is so very old"

Description of Patient: "you desired to know the nature & places of the swellings; they are all over her breasts, belly back face & upper parts of the items & thighs without Inflammation paine or itching: it seems as if there was no life or spirit in the humour: they are of a schirrhous hardness, & as big as the largest distinct small Pox, & some much bigger: they are also as thick as ever I saw the small pox in the body."

Previous Treatment: "your prescriptions for 10 days, when her stomach resented em & we were forced to leave 'em off: I can't say they have produced any good or bad effect, the disease being in status quo"

Ongoing Treatment:

Diagnosis: "I protest I never saw the like Case in all my life: I believe the cause of this disease may proceed from a great stomach & little exercise or a great surfeit of cherries in London"

Response: "I despair of a recovery almost of a reprieve"; "my lady has almost lost the use of t'other eye too, & the lumps continue still to spread: my Lady is now so very weak, I think she can't live any long time, I'm sure she can't take many medicines."

Theme Description:

Themes(s):
Aging

Medical Problem(s):
Age
Eyes
Regimen
Skin ailments


MESH :
Age
Aged
Eye
Eye Diseases
Eye Infections
Eyelids, diseases
Health, Aged
Hygiene
Skin
Skin Abnormalities
Skin Diseases
Variola virus


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