Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4046
Folio: f. 327
Microfilm: The History of Science and Technology Series One: The Papers of Sir Hans Sloane, 1660-1753 From the British Library, London Part 1: Science & Society, 1660-1773 Reel 6 Sloane Mss. 4046, 4047 98467
Date of letter (as written): January 6, 1722/23 (Gregorian)
Standardised date: 1723-01-06
Letter Origin (as written):
Letter Destination (as written):
Sir Hans Sloane
Sir William Pynsent
Letter written about self or others: Others
Single or Multiple Sufferers: Single Sufferer
Patients Mentioned in Letter:
Mr. Pynsent (Sir William Pynsent's Son) (Male)
Age of Patient: A 'Young Gent.'
Description of Patient: Sir William Pysent's only son contracted smallpox.
Ongoing Treatment: Woodward cannot treat the boy. He asks that Sloane attend to the boy at 'Somerset House'. Woodward will wait on Sloane to talk about the case.
Other Notes:Woodward was a physician, natural historian and antiquary who expounded a theory of the earth in which fossils were creatures destroyed by the biblical flood. This embroiled him in a controversy in which he was opposed by John Ray, Edward Llwyd, Martin Lister, and Tancred Robinson (J. M. Levine, "Woodward, John (1665/1668-1728)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/29946, accessed 17 June 2011]).