Letter 1046

Paul Chamberlen to Hans Sloane – May 10, 1706

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Date: May 10, 1706
Author: Paul Chamberlen
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4040
Folio: ff. 162-163

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Chamberlen recommends the bearer, Miss Bizzel, who he has ‘known several years to be skilled in her Profession’. Paul Chamberlen was a quack doctor best known for the ‘anodyne necklace’ he sold to ease pain in childbirth. He had several high profile patrons including the Duchess of Hamilton (Helen King, Chamberlen family (per. c.1600c.1730), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/58754, accessed 27 June 2013]).

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