Jonathan Key to Hans Sloane – March 19, 1701/02
Item infoDate: March 19, 1701/02 Author: Jonathan Key Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4038 Folio: f. 315
Name: N/A Unnamed
Age:35 years old
Sinuous ulcer on patient's back; emaciation; cough; spitting; stomach pain.
A scruple of Calomellano overnight, which Key purged in the morning. Mercury was also administered.
The Calomellano and subsequent purge cured the stomach pains, but Key is still unsure of whether it was worms. The mercury had no apparent effect; it gave the patient no ease, and three days later, he developed diarrhea, the stools of which contained globuli like small potatoes. The patient felt much better after this voiding, 'thought himself in heaven', but continues to void the 'globuli'.
Medical problem reference
Worms, Stomach, Skin ailments, Pain, Injuries (includes wounds, sores, bruises), Coughs