Case 44867

Henry Mead of Gamlingay, 20 years. Friday 9 May 1617, 10.45 am.
[Chart.]
It took him about a year since either with a strain of an over heavy burden which he bore being 5 bushels of wheat or else by a wrench of a strong man that griped him. & after that had a great tumour & swelling as big as two fists breaking out under his left flank. It never broke but ran with clear water & after it was burst it still mattered not. They did eat out with burnt alum the rotten flesh. Now feels all his pain on the other side in his bones & they fear lest the like swelling should take him in that place. & has lived 3 weeks day & night in intolerable pain on the better side. Nothing as yet appearing.
[Left margin] Eats little. Full of anguish. Can take no rest.
His urine indifferent good.
Has had a scouring about a week.
The sore where the swelling was is almost healed. The swelling is quite gone.
[Treatment information including diet drinks and a blister.]
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Case 22274

Master Edmond Ibbot of St Neots, 35 years. Friday 25 June 1630, 2.30 pm. Sick since Shrovetide. Utrum veneficium sit passus sit [whether he is suffering witchcraft].
[In chart] Legs broken & yet struck not a stroke.
Urine very good.
Had his leg broken on Shrove Tuesday. The bones came through the skin. Has kept his bed ever since.
Not able to arise ever since.
Has had 2 or 3 surgeons come to him. No good. The dead flesh rises faster than they can cut it down. Puts him to intolerable pain.
Goody Hills suspected for witchery. Wished that he might break his neck or leg & that his brother should be hanged. & killing a man he was hanged indeed.
[Left of chart] Sigil Jupiter on Sunday next at 3.15 am 1630.
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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 74758

Mrs Anne Bardall of Daventry born September 13 1596, 1.30pm. But sent to me Saturday 2 June 1632, 1.20 pm.
The more physic the more her pain. Extreme pain in her head. A giddiness rising out of her stomach to her head holding it for a year & a half & vomited much after her fit of dizziness. Since Easter her giddiness has left her & now has 6 or 8 passionate fits. In her head. Extremity of pain makes her mopish & senseless for a day & a half when she sweats a little after chill & cold. Apt to sleep.
[Chart.]
[Right column] Was let blood in the arm & also by leeches & since the worse. Never had child. Married 4 years & a widow 6 years then married 5 years yet no child. Has very few & seldom.
[Treatment information, including sigil of Jupiter with a silk string to wear about 11.]
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