Letter 1371

Dacre Barret Lennard to Hans Sloane – October 7, 1708

Item info

Date: October 7, 1708
Author: Dacre Barret Lennard
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4041
Folio: ff. 216-217

Original Page


Lennard thanks Sloane for showing him his collection of curiosities the last time they met. Dacre Barrett Lennard (d. 1733) was a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was elected in 1705 and served on the Council in 1713 and 1716 (https://collections.royalsociety.org/DServe.exe?dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Show.tcl&dsqDb=Persons&dsqPos=2&dsqSearch=%28Surname%3D%27barrett%27%29).

Patient Details

  • Patient info
    Name: N/A Dacre Barret Lennard
  • Description

    Lennard took Sloane's prescription of bitter wine, but his fever remained for a few days. He has headaches that prevent him from sleeping; difficulty breathing; phlegm.

  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
    Previous Treatment:

    Bitter wine. Sloane also prescribed a purge, but Barrett is reluctant to take it without further consultation.

    Ongoing Treatment:

    Bitter wine.


    The fever abated after a few days and the other symptoms are less serious than before.

  • More information
  • Medical problem reference
    Lungs, Asthma, Fevers, Head, Headache, Pain