Letter 2900

Johann Georg Steigertahl to Hans Sloane – June 20, 1730

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Date: June 20, 1730
Author: Johann Georg Steigertahl
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4051
Folio: ff. 55-56

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Steigertahl writes that there was a fever epidemic. Quinquina is being used to treat the sick. Johann Georg Steigertahl (1666-1740) was the personal physician to George I of England. He was a member of the Royal Society and secured the purchase of Engelbert Kaempfer’s collection of East Asian curiosities for Sir Hans Sloane in 1723 (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Georg_Steigerthal).

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