Reference numberL&P/1/85
TitleLetter, 'Concerning the case of the woman who continues to speak without a tongue; the case of Margaret Cutting' from Benjamin Beddington to Henry Baker
Date10 April 1742
DescriptionLetter of 10 April 1742 by Beddington who writes he took 'Mr Notcutt, a Minister, a learned and curious Gentlemand,and Dr Hamond, who could understand anatomy perfectly' to observe Margaret Cutting, the tongueless girl.

Includes also a statement dated 9 April 1742 by Benjamin Beddington, William Notcutt and William Hamond, Apothecary concerning Margaret Cutting.
Statement of 9 March 1741/2 by Margaret Cutting.
Statement of 20 March 174/12 by Mr John Dennis and Mr Gabriel Daniells of their having seen and examined the young woman without a tongue.

Subject: Physiology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of Margaret Cutting, a young woman, now living at Wickham Market in Suffolk, who speaks readily and intelligibly, though she has lost her tongue'.

Read 29 April 1742.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1742.0037
Related records in the catalogueL&P/1/84
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6218Baker; Henry (1698 - 1774); naturalist and poet1698 - 1774
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