Record

Reference numberCLP/12ii/67
LevelItem
TitlePaper, 'An account of the man whose arm with the shoulder blade was torn off by a mill the 15th of August last 1737' by Mr John Belchier
Date17 November 1737
DescriptionBelchier describes an accident that occurred on 15 August 1737 in which a 26-year-old man's arm and shoulder blade were torn off by a mill where he was working. The man's wound was stiched together and he was brought to St Thomas's Hospital the following day where he was under the care of Mr Ferne. Belchier also describes the state of the man's arm after its detachment.

Subject: Medicine / Surgery

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of the man whose arm with the shoulder-blade was torn off by a Mill, the 15th of August 1737'.

Read to the Royal Society on 17 November 1737.
Extent4p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1737.0049
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 40, no 449, p 313
Engraving with RBO/21/3 page 13 which was not printed in 'Philosophical Transactions'
Related records in the catalogueRBO/21/3
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA5410Belchier; John (1706 - 1785)1706 - 1785
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