Reference numberCLP/12ii/65
TitlePaper, 'A briefe narrative of the shott of Dr Robert Fielding with a muskett bullett and its strange manner of coming out of his head' by Robert Fielding
Date[late 17th century]
DescriptionFielding describes being shot in the right eye with a musket bullet during the first battle at Newberry [Newbury, Berkshire, England] in 1643. A surgeon was unable to find the bullet after the fact, and Fielding would occasionally produce bone fragments from his mouth for several years following. Years later, he developed a sharp pain near his ear and throat, and the bullet was ultimately extracted in August 1672.

Subject: Medicine

An abbreviated version of this paper was published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A brief narrative of the shot of Dr. Robert Fielding with a musket-bullet, and its strange manner of coming out of his head, where it had lain near thirty years'.

Read to the Royal Society on 18 November 1736.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1708.0052
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 26 (1708), p 317
Related records in the catalogueRBO/20/9
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