Reference numberCLP/14i/57
TitleLetter, 'Concerning a calenture' from Wm [William] Oliver to the publisher
DescriptionOliver writes of a case of a sailor afflicted with a calenture [heat stroke/feverish delirium]. Oliver and the ship's surgeon attempted bleeding the man from multiple veins with little success, obtaining only a small amount of blood. After some time the man began bleeding normally and his symptoms subsided.

Subject: Medicine

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A letter of Dr William Oliver, F. R. S. concerning a calenture'.

Read to the Royal Society on 16 February 1703.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1704.0010
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 24 (1704), p 1562
Fellows associated with this archive
NA480Oliver; William (1695 - 1764)1695 - 1764
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