Victor Ferguson to Hans Sloane – July 23, 1700
Item infoDate: July 23, 1700 Author: Victor Ferguson Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4038 Folio: ff. 38-39
Victor Ferguson (d. 1729) was a physician of Newtown, near Belfast (Toby C. Bernard, A New Anatomy of Ireland: The Irish Protestants, 1649-1770 (Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2003), ch. 5; “Fergusons of Belfast” URL: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~colin/FergusonsOfIreland/Belfast.htm).
Name: N/A Unnamed Gentleman
Nivin was losing his sight to two cataracts, neither of which were yet ready for couching; Ferguson wanted Sloane to ask for a competent coucher to help.
Medical problem reference
Age, Eyes, Dizziness, Epilepsy, Balance