Letter 2978

William Plowden to Hans Sloane – November 11, 1723

Item info

Date: November 11, 1723
Author: William Plowden
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4047
Folio: ff. 86-87

Original Page


Plowden is sorry he could not help Lord Cadogan purchase the estate at Caversham. The seller, Mr Sheldon, did not think Cadogan’s offer was high enough while Cadogan thought it was too high.

Patient Details

  • Patient info
    Name: N/A John Plowden
    Age:11 years old.
  • Description

    Mr Wanly, the boy's schoolmaster, informed Plowden that his son was treated with a different method and there have been no further instances of bedwetting.

  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
    Previous Treatment:
    Ongoing Treatment:

    The new method is as follows: the boy is to stop whatever he is doing when he has to urinate and go, especially during the daytime. The boy is staying at a woman's house. She watches him during the night. He is waking up to urinate and taking his medicines at night.

  • More information
  • Medical problem reference
    Bedwetting, Urinary