Reference numberCLP/14i/45
TitlePaper, ‘A relatione of a strange sleeper’ by William Oliver
DescriptionOliver discusses the case of a healthy 25-year-old man who spontaneously fell into a great sleep for a month and then awoke and carried on his life as normal, but did not speak until a month after waking up. Two year later, he again fell into a heavily sleepy period. Oliver and others made experiments on the man during his sleeping spells, attempting to wake him up with spirit of sal armoniac [salammoniac], sticking a pin in his arm, and stopping his nose and mouth.

Subject: Medicine

Published in Philosophical Transactions as ‘A relation of an extraordinary sleepy person, at Tinsbury, near Bath’.

Addressed to Richd [Richard] Waller in Crosbey Square Bishop gate Street [Crosby Square, Bishopsgate, London].
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1704.0109
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 24 (1704), p 2177
Fellows associated with this archive
NA486Oliver; William (1659 - 1716)1659 - 1716
NA6739Waller; Richard (c1646 - 1715); natural philosopher and translatorc1646 - 1715
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