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Paper, 'An account of a dropsie of the left ovarium cur'd by a large incision made in the side of the abdomen' by [Robert Houston]

Reference number: CLP/12ii/14

Date: 1723

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Houston describes a woman who had had a difficult placenta delivery and had suffered significant abdominal pain for the following thirteen years, culminating in difficulty breathing and a swollen abdomen. Houston made a large incision and removed a considerable quantity of a thick substance. He then ordered the woman to drink a small dose of cinnamon water four times daily. The woman recovered and lived for 13 more years. This is the second part of the paper, with the first part located at CLP/12ii/13. An unpublished third part is located at CLP/12ii/15.

The final page is addressed to Dr [James] Jurin at Batson's Coffee House near the Royal Exchange, London.

Subject: Surgery

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of a dropsy in the left ovary of a woman, aged 58. Cured by a large incision made in the side of the abdomen'.

Read to the Royal Society on 13 February 1723.

Reference number
CLP/12ii/14
Earliest possible date
1723
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Page extent
5 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Robert Houston

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Robert Houston, Paper, 'An account of a dropsie of the left ovarium cur'd by a large incision made in the side of the abdomen' by [Robert Houston], 1723, CLP/12ii/14, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_12ii_14/paper-an-account-of-a-dropsie-of-the-left-ovarium-curd-by-a-large-incision-made-in-the-side-of-the-abdomen-by-robert-houston, accessed on 09 December 2023

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