|Description||Fielding 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.|
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.