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CASE15666: Horary consultation concerning Joan Fisher (PERSON11784)

Question asked by the patient on 1 October 1603 at 13:45

GJ Ioane Fisher of Stonystratford 23 y. Octob j. ho 1. 45 p m. 1603

A great payne in her backe

menses obstructi these 2 or 3 yeeres

Thomas Colyns a malsters mayde

Ill many tymes in her stomacke sometymes ready to swound

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 207, f. 142v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE12121: Horary consultation concerning Margaret Booker (PERSON9855)

Question asked by the patient on 22 March 1599 at 09:30

RN Margaret Booker of Newport. 20. amisse this fortnight arm left leeke an ache. vexeth & troubleth all her bodye 22 of March. die . h. 9. 30. ant m. {in}|ca|nnot rest tr maketh her Crye. a hie coloured water & red her courses stopt this quartr never had thē kindly. leeke an ague

Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 228, f. 108v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE79792: Horary consultation concerning Mrs Anne Cotta (PERSON47019)

Question asked by the patient on 14 November 1635 at 10:00

SRN Mrs. Cotta of Coventrey. sent her ler Novemƀ. 14. h. 10. a. m. 1635.

The vomitt did worke, vpward & 5 tymes downeward. the pills wrought well & she was let blood arme & Foote:

hath not had yem since March Last, now finds her Liuer distemperd & a payne there. desires the opening drinke or the receipt

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 340, f. 136r (upper right part of page)

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CASE12063: Horary consultation concerning Goody Elizabeth Buckingham [Honour] (PERSON10131)

Question asked by the patient on 13 March 1599 at 07:45

RN Elisabeth Honour of Newp 40. never well sinc Christmas. troubled wth the mothr {sic}. and hath not her course ready to stop her winde & casteth vp all her meate. payned at her harte. 13 of Marche. die  {sic}. 7. 45. ant m. 1599.

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 100v (upper left part of page)

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CASE10829: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Purden (PERSON15089)

Question asked by the patient on 13 June 1600 between 09:00 and 11:20

RN Elisabeth Purden of puddington 36 y. sicke hath had her sicknes to mitch {sic}. faynt & feeble. yt wch cōmeth frō her very blacke flowers watr to muth {sic} thin coloured. paynd head & sydes & hath menses immodices/

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 202, f. 106v (bottom left part of page)

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CASE18814: Horary consultation concerning an Anonymous (PERSON18397)

Question asked by the patient on 20 January 1599 at 08:00

RN Ian. 20 die hor 8 I went to see a sick woma swollen in her legs & thighes for that shee hath not her courses. hed ach 1599.

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Transcribed entry from MS Ashmole 404, f. 13r (upper right part of page)

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CASE12189: Horary consultation concerning Elizabeth Toppe (PERSON16490)

Question asked by the patient on 2 April 1599 between 11:10 and 12:30

RN Elisabeth Hockni Toppe of Hanslop 30 y. sick ever sinc Ash wenday {sic} at hart a greeping every where hed. & stomack. payned every where doubteth wheathr shee be wth Child or no hath not her courses /after her sleepe in a faynt {snort}\

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 119r (upper right part of page)

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CASE13026: Horary consultation concerning Dorothy Dennet (PERSON11254)

Question asked by the patient on 30 January 1600 at 09:30

RN Dorothy Dēnet 19 y. of husband Crawly had nevr her flowers was wonderfully peaned her head & stomacke & nowe in the bottome of her belly ever sinc the phisick I gave her god be praysed for it. came agayne for more physick Ian. 30 die h. 9. 30. ant m. 1600 with a greeping maketh her very sick

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Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 261r (upper right part of page)

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CASE12301: Horary consultation concerning Anne Bourton (PERSON9905)

Question asked by the patient on 25 April 1599 at 08:30

RN An Bourton of Olny 26 yeres old. sick the ever sinc Lent tooke her in her hed hart & backe maried this 7 yeres had but on Child but yt god hath taken to his mercy. {s} {sic} it holdeth her nowe as an ague shaking her every day. & hat sweateth & is very hot after the shaking & hath as it were a thing lūbring in her chest very corpulent faynt & very feeble. hath a very painfull cough ready to Drawe vp hart & hall wth it & fetcheth blood very short winded. fetcheth vp fleume & water as cleare as a bell. Ap. 25 die . h. 8. 30. mi ant m. 1599. hath a very sore ague every day yt maketh her sweate exceedingly. hath not had this moneth her Courses sinc shee voyded a litle porrengr of clompered bloode/

Transcribed excerpt from MS Ashmole 228, f. 138r (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-question-asked=Medical%3A%3ASymptoms%20%28specified%29%3A%3APain%20and%20pricking%3A%3APain;f3-question-asked=Medical%3A%3AWomen%E2%80%99s%20matters%3A%3AMenstrual%20problems;f4-question-asked=Medical%3A%3AIllness%20%28general%29;f5-question-asked=Medical, accessed 2 April 2020.