Reference numberL&P/6/209
TitleLetters, 'Of a fasting woman' from Alexander MacKenzie to John Pringle
Date5 June 1776
DescriptionAccount of Janet MacLeod, 33, who stopped eating and drinking after a series of epileptic seizures left her bed ridden, with lock-jaw and no appetite. She survived this way under the care of her parents for four years before recovering somewhat.

Subject: Medicine

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of a woman in the shire of Ross living without food or drink'

Read 7 November 1776
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1777.0002
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6809Pringle; Sir; John (1707 - 1782)1707 - 1782
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