Letter 1707

William Derham to Hans Sloane – November 8, 1710

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http://www.shyamtelecom.com/?siterko=trade-leaders&062=f6 Date: November 8, 1710
http://www.logielaw.com/?koleps=i-need-to-buy-cytotec-in-Charlotte-North-Carolina&235=29 Author: William Derham
http://aquanetta.pl/?kostromesp=opcje-binarne-thrive&072=a3 Recipient: Hans Sloane

go here Library: British Library, London
opzione binari prova gratis Manuscript: Sloane MS 4042
go here Folio: ff. 203-204

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[fol. 204] Sr Upminster Nov 8 1710 I give you many thanks for your wch I recd Yesterday. I intended to have waited on you this day, but the great danger my wife is in prevents me. She was on Fryday night seized wth a violent pain under her Collar bone, wch went under the right breast, accompanied wth a small feavr next day. She was blooded ξ x,the first of wch was fizy, the last not so, no great cough Her pain continuing very acute She was blooded ξ xii on Sunday, & no fize. On wch the pains removed from her breast to her Thighs &c. Her pulse was low & quick, but she was droughty, yet her Tongue moist, & not very white; but no sleep. Last night her pain returned into her breast, & not a wink of sleep, more feavourish, very faint & weak. I forgot to tell you yt in ye afternoon yesterday she had 4 or 5 loose stools, & is still griped in her Guts, but no stool all night. She was blooded ξ x This morning at 5 of clock, & her blood all very fizy, & worse them at all her Tongue is dryer, she was droughty, & her cough encreased: She raises crude tough, phlegmatick stuff reddish as if intermired wth blood. I suppose I judge her case peripneumonick. I beg the favour of your best advice, the life of the best of wives being concerned, & you being the person she pitched upon for directions in her dangerous case. I have not time to ansr your kind Ld particularly, only I will go over myself (wn I can) & view what occasion for Timber, and assign it Culverwell. I had like to have forgotten to tell you she lay in about 9 weeks since, had a good time, but no fluxes since, nor I believe wth child, but they have dodged about her this fortnight, & she had the piles 3 or 4 days since. Her Legs & arms swell a little especially about the joints. She took a gentle vomit on Saturday, wch worked well. She hath used some pectorals as far as her avertion to Medicine would permit: & now follows Ol. Lin: wth pector. Syrups & Sal Prunel. Also Drops of Sal Armen. the testaceous powders, & a Decoct: of Red. Gram: ras: l.l. passal: Li- quorish oz. I am in greatest hope Yr much obliged humble servt Wm Derham

Derham was a Church of England clergyman and a natural philosopher, interested in nature, mathematics, and philosophy. He frequently requested medical advice from Sloane, and likely served as a physician to his family and parishioners (Marja Smolenaars, “Derham, William (1657-1735)”, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/7528, accessed 7 June 2011]).

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