Letter 1846

William Wotton to Hans Sloane – June 8, 1712

Item info

Date: June 8, 1712
Author: William Wotton
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4043
Folio: ff. 53-54

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Wotton was a child prodigy, having received his BA from Oxford at the age of nine. He mastered several languages and fields of inquiry and became a member of the Royal Society in 1687 as well as being ordained in 1689. He published many works on history, theology, culture, and politics and contributed to the Philosophical Transactions (David Stoker, Wotton, William (16661727), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2007 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/30005, accessed 14 June 2011]).

Patient Details

  • Patient info
    Name: N/A Anne Wotton
  • Description

    Mrs Wotton suffers from diarrhea with 'swelling and [...] Heats'.

  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
    Previous Treatment:
    Ongoing Treatment:

    The diarrhea went away after she took the medicine Sloane suggested.

  • More information
  • Medical problem reference
    Blood, Head, Injuries (includes wounds, sores, bruises), Drowsiness, Memory loss, Diarrhea, Inflammations