Letter 0219

Edward Howman to Hans Sloane – February 22, 1724

Item info

Date: February 22, 1724
Author: Edward Howman
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4075
Folio: ff. 266-267

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Patient Details

  • Patient info
    Name: N/A Young Lady
  • Description

    Last week: menstruated for first time since she gave birth. Unsure what effect it would have on her illness.

  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
    Previous Treatment:

    There are several other letters relating to Mrs. Pearse.

    Ongoing Treatment:

    Purged regularly. Taking remedies formerly agreed on (pills and gum. ammon. &c.). Thought about giving her aeth. min. and chalybeates, but hadn't. Persuaded her to take a trip to London to see Sloane.


    No major changes in her condition since Sloane's letter of January 7.

  • More information
  • Medical problem reference
    Mouth, Cancer, Unknown, Hydropsy, Menstrual, Childbirth