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CASE12005: Horary consultation concerning Oliver Whiting (PERSON17104)

Question asked by the patient on 28 February 1599 at 10:15

RN Oliver Whiting of Bedford troubled wth an ach in huckbone left side taketh it to be a sciatica. & thenc to his back & inside of his share came wth a cold or a listing as he thincketh more hot & then cold. 60 yeres old. came him selfe the 28 of feb. die h. 10. 3 20|i5| ant m. 1599. Spencers brothr in lawe & farnewels brother.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 90r (upper left part of page)

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CASE13037: Horary consultation concerning Catherine Oakley (PERSON14550) and Thomas Burgess (PERSON10196) and Mary Burgess (PERSON10203)

Question asked by Catherine Oakley (PERSON14550), Thomas Burgess (PERSON10196) and Mary Burgess (PERSON10203) on 2 February 1600 at 12:00

RN Katheron Ocklie of Turvie 60 y. payned in her legs & bodye wch are mightely swollen & a payne in her cheste wth a cold. Doth spit blood also feb. 2 die . h. 12. Thomas Burges \of Astwood/ 50 yeres for a great cough & payne in the chest very short winded. 16001

[Astrological Chart]

the womans watr is very red & thick Mary Burges troubled about the hart wth a coughinge her watr hath black melancholy humour. her husb & ss troubled wth a cough.


1 ‘a coughe’ in chart

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 263v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE13062: Horary consultation concerning John Broukes (PERSON10091)

Question asked by the patient on 11 February 1600 at 13:00

RN Iohn Bro{uk}es of Turvy 60 y old. set wth a cold in his stomacke this forthnight. febr. 11 die h. 1. p m. 1600

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 267r (upper right part of page)

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CASE68167: Horary consultation concerning Dr Astley (PERSON42997)

Question asked by the patient on 13 April 1629 at 13:20

U[1624–34] Dr Astly warden of Alsoules Colledge in Oxford 63. y. Apr. 13. 1. 20. . p. m. 1629

[Astrological Chart]

1 Had a colde & an extreame Cough a weeke afore shouetyde {sic} wch did much shake & macerate his Body & was freed both of colde & Cough wthin 3 weekes after. findes a defect in his digestion, in the liuer as hee feareth, wch heretofore hath much anoyed him.

2. is \hath beene/ very costiue (saueinge for 3 dayes last past) wth some forcemt thereto, yet his Body is temporate for heate & colde.

3 hee is not much thirsty saue at meales;

4 hee sleepes indifferent well, 5 or 6 houres in the night at beast.

5 his stomack seemeth to bee quieted when hee suppeth posset drinke

6 This is his Clymatericall yeare, beeinge 63 yeares at Alhollowetide last.

7 hee desires to knowe howe his Liuer may bee releeved & howe his Body may be loosened.

8 His was water ordinarily keepes in a reasonable lowe Coulour.

9 Hee feares yt his Body (beeinge old & weake) will not much abide Phisike./

10 his dyet coonly is veale & broth. & sometimes mutton, his drinke is small Be{e}re

vide April. 13.

Dr Astley warden of Alsolue {sic} Coll. in Oxon 63. y. Apr. 13. h. 2|1|. 20. p. m. 1629.

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 407, f. 135v, f. 151r (f. 135v upper left, f. 135v bottom right, f. 151r upper left, and f. 151r bottom)

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CASE78882: Horary consultation concerning Goodman Thomas Claredge (PERSON46134)

Question asked by the patient on 15 March 1634 at 09:00

TG Thomas Claret of Weston 60 y. Mart. 15. . h. 9 a. m. 1634. hath a cough & cold & stuffing in his chest

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 412, f. 102r (upper right part of page)

Cite this as: Lauren Kassell, Michael Hawkins, Robert Ralley, John Young, Joanne Edge, Janet Yvonne Martin-Portugues, and Natalie Kaoukji (eds.), The casebooks of Simon Forman and Richard Napier, 1596–1634: a digital edition,;sort=sort-date;f2-querent-age-band=060-069;f4-question-asked=Medical%3A%3AIllnesses%20%28named%29%3A%3ATook%20a%20cold;f5-question-asked=Medical%3A%3AParts%20of%20the%20body%3A%3ATorso, accessed 10 April 2020.