Document ReferencePl C 37/12
TitleLetter from William Burton, Windsor, Berkshire to John Achard; 17 Mar. 1745
Date17 March 1745
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDescribes how Miss Moore was suffering from a build-up of water which needed to be 'tapped'; writes that Mr Cowper performed the operation of making an incision and drawing off 5 quarts of liquid; it has been repeated so that she has lost about 15 quarts in all; she has cold sweats and a weak pulse, and has been taking Rhenish wine 'with some drops in it'; believes she will not survive more than 48 hours; reports that Mr [Bartholomew] Druly is much better; discusses the views of 'a learned Divine' on his method of treating Mrs Moore; thanks 'my Lord Duke' [2nd Duke of Portland?] for his 'kind consideration of my Endeavour'.
Termmedical treatments, tapping excess liquid
medical conditions, excess liquid
Related MaterialFurther correspondence from the writer to John Achard can be found in the Portland Collection in Nottingham University Library, reference Pw C.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA40661Moore; - (fl 1745); Mrsfl 1745
NA40662Cowper; - (fl 1745); Mr; surgeonfl 1745
NA40663Druly; Bartholomew (-1745); Mr; agent at Bulstrode-1745
NA1046Bentinck; William (1709-1762); 2nd Duke of Portland1709-1762
NA40664Burton; William (fl 1745-1753); Drfl 1745-1753
NA1049Achard; John (-1770); tutor to 2nd Duke of Portland-1770
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