Reference numberCLP/14ii/16
TitlePaper, 'An account of an extraordinary cure by sweating in hot turff [sic], with a description of the Indian hot houses' by Paul Dudley
Date13 November 1723
DescriptionDudley shares the case study of a patient who, having 'taken a great surfeit' which deprived him of the use of his right arm for nine weeks, is instructed to lay upon hot turf for three quarters of an hour, after which the patient 'found himself much eased and refreshed'. He describes the tradition of hot houses practiced by communities of 'Aborigines' or 'Indians' [Native Americans] in New England and Nantucket.

Subject: Medicine

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of an extraordinary cure by sweating in hot turff; with a description of the Indian hot-houses; by the Honourable Paul Dudley, Esq; F. R. S.'

Read to the Royal Society on 23 January 1724
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1724.0028
Related records in the catalogueRBO/11/98
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7811Dudley; Paul (1675 - 1751)1675 - 1751
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