|Title||Paper, 'An account of a dropsie in the left ovary of a woman ag'd 58 cur'd by a large incision made in the side of the abdomen' by Robert Houstoun [Houston]|
|Description||Houston describes a woman who had had a difficult placenta delivery and had suffered significant abdominal pain for the following thirteen years, culminating in difficulty breathing and a swollen abdomen. Houston made a large incision and removed a considerable quantity of a thick substance. He then ordered the woman to drink a small dose of cinnamon water four times daily. The woman recovered and lived for 13 more years. This is the first part of the paper, with the second located at CLP/12ii/14. An unpublished third part is located at CLP/12ii/15.|
Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of a dropsy in the left ovary of a woman, aged 58. Cured by a large incision made in the side of the abdomen'.
Read to the Royal Society on 13 February 1723.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1724.0004|
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 33 (1724), p 8
|Related records in the catalogue||RBO/11/120|
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|NA4358||Houston; Robert (1678 - 1734)||1678 - 1734|