Observations of a bladder stone taken from a dead man by the Marquis de Caumont to Hans Sloane

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                                juices, <s>seem to <\s> do in some measure favour this hypothesis. I hope, Sir, 
you will be so kind to give me your thoughts on 
this Phaenomenon of Nature. I shall esteem it as 
a sure and infallible Oracle, and I shall bring 
to it, as to a fix’d point, every conjecture and Idea 
that such a novelty can give rise to. I thought 
proper to join to the figure of the Stone, the 
account of the Patient’s distemper, in whose 
bladder it was found; as Mr Salien Surgeon of 
L’Isle in the County <u>Venaissin <\u> has sent it to me.
The fact ofitself examin’d with such philosophical 
Eyes as yours, Sir, cannot fail of appearing 
curious. And moreover, <s>the<\s> skilfull Lithotomists 
may reap some advantage <s>from <\s> by it for perfecting 
their Operations. For allowing the possibility of 
Calculi of a Conformation somewhat like this, such 
they may judge of by knowing the <s>Size <\s> bulk of ye Stone,
they will understand, that in such a case no other 
method but that of the high Operation can <s>favour <\s> facilitate 
the Extraction of an extraneous body, whole branches 
cannot fail causing considerable Lacerations: unless 
they found some favourable Circumstances, and that the contexture of it were brittle eno’ to break it 
before its being extracted.
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Joseph de Seytres , Hans Sloane
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Observations of a bladder stone taken from a dead man by the Marquis de Caumont to Hans Sloane, 1732. From The Royal Society, CLP/12ii/59



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