Reference numberCLP/12ii/14
TitlePaper, 'An account of a dropsie of the left ovarium cur'd by a large incision made in the side of the abdomen' by [Robert Houston]
DescriptionHouston 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 second part of the paper, with the first part located at CLP/12ii/13. An unpublished third part is located at CLP/12ii/15.

The final page is addressed to Dr [James] Jurin at Batson's Coffee House near the Royal Exchange, London.

Subject: Surgery

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 descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1724.0004
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 33 (1724), p 8
Related records in the catalogueCLP/12ii/13
Fellows associated with this archive
NA4358Houston; Robert (1678 - 1734)1678 - 1734
NA5031Jurin; James (1684 - 1750); physician1684 - 1750
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView