Reference numberCLP/12ii/5a
Previous numbersCLP/12ii/5 p2
TitleLetter, 'A letter from Mr Atkinson the surgeon in Whitechappel [Whitechapel]' from Mr Atkinson to John Douglas
DescriptionA copy of a letter from Mr Atkinson, surgeon in Whitechapel [London], to John Douglas. Atkinson describes a woman who had a large, hard tumour on her stomach. Atkinson attempted to drain it and found that the woman's omentum was coming through the resultant hole. The woman's food and drink would partially come out through the hole, but she made a full recovery.

Subject: Surgery / Medicine

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A letter from Mr. Atkinson, Surgeon in White-Chappel: Concerning an imposthumation in the stomach. To the same'.

Read to the Royal Society on 22 March 1721.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1722.0016
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 32, no 371, p 80
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2825Douglas; John (- 1743); surgeon - 1743
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