Case 32602

Thomas Kelly, Friday 22 January 1608, 9 am, had a sore shaking aguish fit. The Lady Constable’s man. Thomas Kelly fell into a new & a strange aguish fit shaking bed & chamber round about Saturday, 9 am, 1608.
[In chart] He died of a pleurisy for not letting blood.
Moon separating from opposition with Sun approaching trine with Venus.
& he voided at his mouth.
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Case 64423

Mistress Turney of Layton, 51 years. Friday 10 August 1628, 7.30 am, 7.45am.
[In chart] Melancholy & much tormented with griping pain in her belly. Can find no help having tried many.
Always costive. Tormented 16 weeks with griping wind tormenting her day & night as one haunted. Has taken physic of Doctor Gifford & Doctor Wilson & Doctor Martin & Mister Wallis. & had by all of their consents clysters & ointment yet feels no use. Is of late grown very cold.
[Left column] [Astrology.] Of a melancholy disposition. Apt to vomit continually & yet brings up nothing but phlegm. Yet hearty after fits. Has taken the leeches(?).
[Treatment information.]
[Central column] Lamentable pain as one rent & torn & can take no rest day nor night.
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Case 20347

Thomas Davy of Marston 53 years. Thursday 4 February 1602, 10.53 am.
[In chart] Noli me tangere in the lips [canker on the lips].
Has had it ever since Whitsontide was twelvemonth. It first began on his lip & broke out with heat to be a little scab. & now by ointments laid to it, it is grown to knobs & was big as an egg. & a water somewhat too high coloured & too red. His stomach is full of water.
[Treatment information.]
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Case 58373

Master Wyllyscot of Berkshire sent for my opinion touching the rags & whites in his water since his cutting Thursday 6 May 1624, 8.45 am. Wrote it 16 April 1624. For preservation from the breeding of another stone.
[In chart] Stone once cut for it. Is subject to have it still.
[To right of chart] His stone four inches round, six inches & a half in length round abo[?] 3 inches & a quarter long.
Drinks next his heart every morning.
He sent me 10s. in gold for my counsel & craved my opinion whence he voids in his urine now [and] then sand, sometimes matter, whitish clots. These do sink down to the bottom of the urinal downy, woolly, linty, cobwebby threads, rags & drags. Sometimes higher or lower in his urine according to their thinness, lightness & heaviness of substance & matter. Proceeding as some think from [1] the ulcer that was in his bladder. 2 others from the foulness of his bladder. 3 others from the back. 4 others from the veins & the whole body generally.
He is desirous to know whence it comes, fearing lest it should be a waste of nature & a weakening of his body.
He was ever of a very thin body. Lean, brown hair, much subject him. He came to man’s state [with?] nocturnal pollutions. & to some looseness of nature upon some little dalliance & carnal provocation & in coitu promptus emittere semen [quick to emit seed during sex] & not with strong ejection of it.
Suspected it might come being to forward to have to do being young with womankind.
[Next column] Since his cutting he finds not in coitus neither that ability nor abundance of nature as formerly, which makes him to think that the abovesaid matter & stuff proceeds to argue for the most part a decaying of nature & want of the former strength of body.
A greedy eating & ingestion at meals but digestion too slow. Egestion slow. Costive naturally.
Since his cutting feels himself more strong & able either on foot or horseback. Indifferent able, good ease & appetite yet errs both in eating & exercise.
He cannot hold his water now so well as when he was sound. He is none of strongest natures.
About the small of his back none of the strongest. If he sleeps any space of time, in his back bending again he feels a weakness.
If his meat offend him, he feels it not at dinner but at supper till towards supper time & his supper will not till after his first sleep.
If since his cutting he take any cassia or turp[entine] for preserve or if he use violent exercise, he shall void more or less sand & going to stool & making of water feels some burning in the neck of his bladder. & offence as formerly. Although before taking of it was at good ease & did see no sand expelled in the space of weeks.
Would use some present physic lest the stone should increase. Yet on the other side a fear of overmuch tempering [tampering] & meddling will make him weaker & worse.
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Case 67084

Sir Christopher Hatton’s mother for her daughter, Alice Hatton of Moulten Park, 22 years. Sunday 28 September 1628, 1 pm.
[In chart] Maid child. Was safely brought abed that afternoon. Only desires my presence. Fears that she shall miscarry.
[Right] She was safely brought abed of a dead child that day.
Her daughter with child & all her time very ill & seems that she shall miscarry. Is very weak & faint. Complains of a coldness of her stomach.
[Astrology.]
[Right column] This lady Hatton has in her house these commodities:
1 mythridate
2 diascordium
3 Venice treacle
4 alkermes
5 bezoar stone
6 syrup of gillyflowers
7 spirit of Venice treacle
8 aqua coelest
9 cinnamon water
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Case 2069

Jean Knight of Baldock of 43 years. Thursday 14 July 1597, 3.30 pm. Diz. [the nature of the disease] & whether she be forespoken by Katherine Bigrave, the wife of John Bigrave of Baldock.
[Chart.]
She is much tormented in her back, belly & stomach.
[Astrology.]
She is overspelled or overseen. The first two potions that were made for her were burst, one by the way homeward & the other so soon as it came home standing in the cupboard.
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