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CASE13035: Horary consultation concerning William Astone (PERSON9270)

Question asked by the patient on 1 February 1600 at 13:30

RN Williā Ashon of Wicken 50 y. for a stitch in his right syde & above his huckle bone & a gryping & a swellinge in his belly leeke a winde cholicke feb first. die  {sic}. 1. 30 p m 1600

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 263r (upper right part of page)

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CASE49923: Horary consultation concerning Goodman William Young (PERSON37175)

Question asked by the patient on 9 November 1619 at 15:00

RN Will Young of Illing beyond St yeedes 58 y novēb. 9 h. 3. p m 1619.

an aguish thick red water. / sick the thursd before St Nich his day. a twelfemonth something smyt him on the chest le{illeg}|n|ing {sic} \leaning/ agaynst a tree by wth mutch gryping in his belly a swelling in his body sometymes hot & sometymes cold wth a nūmnes in his legs yt he cānot goe for it. loose body. cānot eate nor drinke by fits.

is vp every day more or les.

Is so swelled in his body yt he cā scarce get his cleathes togeathr by fits his legs

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 213, f. 51v (upper left part of page)

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CASE54239: Interrogation concerning Cicely Foster (PERSON11860)

Question asked by Mr Richard Napier [Sandy] [Richard Napier [Senior]] (PERSON5218) on 20 May 1622 at 16:39

RN Cicely foster of hanslop 43 y may 20 . h. 4. 39 ant m 1622 had no child this 20 y was swelled in her legs a quarter of a yere & now quite gone vpward & her belly is mutch swelled & her thigh & mutch gryped about her navell and casteth for this halfe yere yt wch she taketh most cōmonly & keepeth her bed this fortnight desyreth but my prayers./

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 223, f. 115v (bottom left 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, https://casebooks.lib.cam.ac.uk/search?f1-question-asked=Medical%3A%3ASymptoms%20%28specified%29%3A%3AGripings%2C%20gnawings%20and%20stitches%3A%3AGriping;f3-question-asked=Medical%3A%3ASymptoms%20%28specified%29%3A%3ABloating%20and%20swelling%3A%3ASwelling;f4-querent-age-band=050-059, accessed 4 April 2020.