John Chamberlayne to Hans Sloane – July 3, 1700
Item infoDate: July 3, 1700 Author: John Chamberlayne Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4038 Folio: ff. 30-31
John Chamberlayne was a translator and editor specializing in modern languages which he studied at the University of Leiden. He translated works on many topics, was a fellow of the Royal Society, and published three works in the Philsophical Transactions (Reavley Gair, Chamberlayne, John (1668/91723), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2009 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/5060, accessed 30 May 2011]).
Name: N/A John Chamberlayne
Teeth are 'loose and corrupted'.
A kind of 'tooth-candling' done by Mr. Upton, using heat and smoke to remove rheum from the gums and extracting up to 60 worms from the teeth (although in this case, only 10 or 12). Chamberlayne directs Sloane to Leeuwenhoek's missive on tooth worms from 12 September 1683 for more information.
While Chamberlayne claims worms were removed from his teeth, he gives no indication of whether this actually helped.
Medical problem reference
Worms, Teeth, Pain