Browne Langrish to Hans Sloane – December 12, 1732
Item infoDate: December 12, 1732 Author: Browne Langrish Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4075 Folio: f. 374
Case history of a very aged (104) woman.
Browne Langrish (d. 1759) was a physician and medical author. In 1734 he became an extra licentiate of the College of Physicians and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Langrish published works on general physic, stones, and smallpox (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browne_Langrish).
Name: N/A Unnamed
Age:Case history of when she was 50 at the time of the letter she was 104.
A case history of a 104 year old women. At 50 she opened issues in her arms for a humour in her eyes. At 90 she closed the issues and her eyes bothered her again. Her neighbour told her to use spring water with Roman vitriol and she went blind. Later she recovered her sight.
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