E.W. to Hans Sloane – May 22, 1735
Item infoDate: May 22, 1735 Author: E.W. Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4075 Folio: f. 85
Name: N/A E.W.
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
Sloane noted a prescription for bleeding, balsamic electuary and pills.
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.
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.
Earlier treatment did not help. Current treatment did not agree with him. Milk seems to give him phlegm. Asked Sloane for prescriptions and regimen.
Medical problem reference
Childhood Diseases, Genitals, Kidney, Venereal complaints