Reference numberCLP/14i/22
TitleDrawing, bladder stone by [Robert Hooke]
DescriptionFigure showing a bladder stone removed from Sir Thomas Adams, former Mayor of London, who died on 24 February 1668. Thomas Allen related to the meeting of the Royal Society on 27 February 1668 that a bladder stone taken out of the deceased weighed twenty-five ounces with a gutter in the middle, and that Adams did not experience discomfort from the stone. At the meeting on 26 March 1668, Allen produced the actual stone, which was weighed (and found to weigh 22 ounces and 3/8). Robert Hooke was asked to measure and draw a figure of it.

Subject: Medicine
Physical descriptionRed and white chalk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8242Hooke; Robert (1635 - 1703); natural philosopher1635 - 1703
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