Anne Hamilton to Hans Sloane – November 6, 1708
Item infoDate: November 6, 1708 Author: Anne Hamilton Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4041 Folio: ff. 241-242
Hamilton asks Sloane to find her son a French valet.
Name: N/A James Hamilton
Age:'A young woman'. Patient is not named in letter, but is likely to be Anne Hamilton's step-daughter who recently married [Burke's Peerage, vol. 1, p. 472].
The patient recently miscarried and has since been suffering from great pains in her head. She has miscarried twice and the last time she was about two months pregnant. The first time was very painful, but the second time was hardly painful at all.
She has been blistered and given medicine.
Previous treatments did not alleviate the pain. Hamilton asks Sloane how much water she should drink and what sort of diet she should follow.
Medical problem reference
Fevers, Pain, Miscarriage, Headache, Sterility, Pregnancy, Stomach, Stone, Kidney, Back, Rickets, Throat, Nose, Lungs, Head