Letter 0259

Thomas Isted to Hans Sloane – July 25, 1721

Item info

Date: July 25, 1721
Author: Thomas Isted
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4075
Folio: f. 337

Original Page


Sent greetings from wife, mother and family. Thomas Isted (1677-1731) was a barrister. He married Anne Rose, the daughter of Elizabeth Sloane and step-daughter of Sir Hans Sloane (https://collections.royalsociety.org/DServe.exe?dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqCmd=Show.tcl&dsqDb=Persons&dsqPos=1&dsqSearch=%28Surname%3D%27isted%27%29).

Patient Details

  • Patient info
    Name: N/A Thomas Isted
  • Description

    He had pain in his left hip and thigh for last month. Flatulent.

  • Diagnosis

    Cunningham thought it was sciatica, but Isted believed it to be stone or gravel. Sloane noted a prescription: venesect.decoct.ex.lign.lac.africa.

  • Treatment
    Previous Treatment:

    Cunningham prescribed manna purge.

    Ongoing Treatment:

    Pain continued and increased.

  • More information
  • Medical problem reference
    Stone, Sciatica, Pain