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CASE73321: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Anne Hector (PERSON51331)

Question asked by Mr Anthony Cade [Bachelor of Divinity] (PERSON45490) on 9 November 1631 at 11:00

RN Mres Anne Hoctor. 18 y new mayed {sic} novēb 1|9|. h 11. ant m 163i

was cured a yere since as Mr Cade writeth. had thē a vomyte \cānot make water Costive/ melanch pass. stomack chest & head

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 212, p. 279 (bottom right part of page)

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CASE26237: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Dormer [Hurleston] (PERSON19499)

Question asked by Anonymous (PERSON19498) on 7 October 1606 at 13:00

RN Mres Hurlestone of Wing Sr Robarts Dor. Daughtr {illeg} {sic} 29. ant m 1606 |tremar cordis, matricis ascēsio vertig. melanch|

[Astrological Chart]

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 181, f. 160v (upper part of page)

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CASE12444: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Mary Berry (PERSON9678)

Question asked by Mr George Berry (PERSON9673) on 12 May 1599 at 11:15

RN Mr George Burye for his wife troubled wth melancholy & sudden passions. troubled wth windines & payne in her stomacke & dissynes in her head. May. the 12. die . h. 11. 15 ant m. 1599.

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 228, f. 160v (upper right part of page)

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CASE78280: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Archer [the younger] (PERSON42833) and Mr Timothy Archer (PERSON42832)

Question asked by Mrs Archer [the younger] (PERSON42833) on 20 September 1633 at 08:30

RN Mres Archer the younger 29 y sept 20. h 8. 30 ant m 1633. /wynd cholick a weake backe wth whit & red\

[Astrological Chart]

Mr Archer & mrs Archer boath troubled wth melanch. sept: 20.

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 211, p. 455 (upper right, and bottom left parts of page)

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CASE66410: Horary consultation concerning John Evans (PERSON48624) and Anonymous (PERSON40698)

Question asked by John Evans (PERSON48624) on 19 June 1628 at 18:00

RN {I}ohn Evans of the Mynrys in London Iue {sic} 19 h. 6 p m. 1628

writeth for a gent mā

first vnfoldeth his owne greefe how he is wrōged & cosened of all yt he hath & therby he his wife & childrē broght to great want & misery craveth my Counsell & instruction

Also writeth in the behalfe of a gentlemā yt having taken an extreme cold & prsently an exceeding greefe for the Death of his wife & {th}erby cast Downe into sicknes & mutch melancholy of a sanguyne cōplexion his sicknes & melancholy is mutch abated & now his voice is almost Lost yt he s cānot {sic} \on cānot/ spea heare on \him/ that speaketh {sic} \to speake/ a yard of

cōplayneth of something about the pit of his throate his voice is only low & weake but not troubled wth any fault in noncing but cleere inough every where no physick but cōplayneth of the coldnes of his stomack & head & sone {sic} stoppage about the begying of his nose cold flegme & cold head & defect in hearing hath 2 great manyscripts of physick yt he is Desyrous I should vse craveth vnder god my consayle for the frind his gentleman

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 405, f. 80r (upper 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?f2-patient-consent=Not%20specified;f3-question-asked=Medical%3A%3ADiseases%20of%20the%20mind%3A%3AMelancholy;f4-question-asked=Medical%3A%3AParts%20of%20the%20body%3A%3ATorso, accessed 24 February 2020.