Letter 1500

E.W. to Hans Sloane – May 22, 1735


Item info

Date: May 22, 1735
Author: E.W.
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4075
Folio: f. 85



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Patient Details

  • Patient info
    Name: N/A E.W.
    Gender: Male
    Age:
  • Description

    Weak constitution. Suffered nocturnal pollutions for last seven years. Had masturbated regularly for several years. At age of 2, had a hernia. Also had hectic heats and flushings in the afternoon when he walked

  • Diagnosis

    Sloane noted a prescription for bleeding, balsamic electuary and pills.

  • Treatment
    Previous Treatment:

    Took medicines for two and a half years. These included astringent electuaries, balsamic emulsions and apozems in winter. Also too two pills a day. In summer, tried cold bathing alternating with the medicines.


    Ongoing Treatment:

    Taking 60 drops of steel tincture in water three times a day. Also taking milk at breakfast and supper or, sometimes, gruel in the morning and bread and butter at night, with milk.


    Response:

    Earlier treatment did not help. Current treatment did not agree with him. Milk seems to give him phlegm. Asked Sloane for prescriptions and regimen.

  • More information
  • Medical problem reference
    Childhood Diseases, Genitals, Kidney, Venereal complaints