Reference numberRBO/15/11
Alternative reference numberRBO.15.121
TitleAccount of the effects of the Oenanthe aquatica Cucytae on three people who had eaten its root in a letter from Richard Richardson to Hans Sloane
DescriptionOriginal letter dated 2 September 1730 at North Bierly
Plant is boiled in ale with carminative seeds and powdered ginger and given to cattle for gripes
One of the people who ate the root and convulsions and died; the other two survived
Details of treating a child with smallpox in the area
Read to the Royal Society on 22 October 1730
Extent3 sides
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8406Sloane; Sir; Hans (1660 - 1753); physician and collector1660 - 1753
NA496Richardson; Richard (1663 - 1741)1663 - 1741
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