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devil's part, in loathing that part of imposture could be sufficiently made the gospel of Christ, which above all out to quiet the minds of the divided other scriptures, doth express the people. But, by diligence and naradmirable union of the Godhead, row watching, it was on the third and manhood, in one Christ and Sa- day discovered, that he made black viour, which union is the arch pil- water by the help of an inkhorn, lar of man's falvation : Wherefore, which food in one corner of the look to thyself, for now thou art to room; and being taken in the fact, be put upon trial, and mark dili- he confessed, and related the mangently whether it be the same ferip- ner of his imposing so many ways ture which shall be read unto thee upon the public. out of the Greek Teftament, as the reading whereof in the English tongue thou doft seem to be so much

An account of the family atWattisham, troubled and tormented.”

which has lately been afflicted with Then the bishop read to him the

the loss of their limbs; published 12th instead of the ift verse of the

by Dr. Wollaston, of Bury in Sufist chapter of St. John, which the

folk. pretended demoniac, supposing to be the first verse, as usual, fell TOHN DOWNING, a poor lainto a fit, which being soon over, bouring man, living at Wattithe bishop then read to him the real ham, in January laft, had a wife first verse in Greek; but he sup- and fix children; the eldest, posing this was some other text, a girl 15 years


youngfhewed no sort of emotion at this eft about four

months. They reading.

were all at that time very healthy, Here the bishop would have rest- and had not any of them been ill for ed the detection of the impofiure, fome time before. On Sunday, the and the youngster seemed greatly Icth of January 1762, the eldest confounded at his own mistake'; girl complained, in the morning, of but recovering himself, and resum- a pain in her left leg, particularly in ing various emotions and postures, the calf of the leg. Towards evenhe excused himself to the company ing the pain grew exceedingly vioby pretending he was disturbed at lent.--The same evening another the light of two mice ; complained girl complained of the same violent of great fickness; and in order to pain in the same leg.-On the Monget home to his father's house, he day, the mother, and another child; would answer no more questions ; and on Tuesday all the rest of the bat by writing as well as he could, family were affected in the same fignified that he was troubled with a manner ; some in one leg, some in violent pain in his belly. To con- both legs.--The little infant was firm his complaint, he next day taken from the mother's breast : contrived to make water as black it seemed to be in pain, but the as ink, and continued so to do for limbs did not mortify; it lived a two days, with tokens of great pain. few weeks. The mother, and the A circumstance which alarmed the other five children, continued in bishop greatly, and had well nigh violent pain a considerable time's obtained his dismislion, before the In about four, five, or fix days, the


diseased leg began to turn black hand were also discoloured.---He gradually, appearing at first covered loft two of them. with blue spots, as if it had been It is remarkable, that during all bruised. The other leg of those the time of this misforture, the who were affected at first only in whole family are said to have ap. one leg, about that time also began peared, in other respects, well, eat to be affected with the same excru. heartily, and Sept well, when the ciating pain, and in a few days that violence of the pain began to abaie. leg also began to mortify.-- The The mother is now emaciated, mortified parts separated gradually and has very little use of her hands. from the sound parts; and the sur. ---The eldeit girl has a superficial geon had, in most of the cases, no ulcer in one thigh, and seems also other trouble than to cut through ill. The rest of the family are pretthe bone, which was black and al- ty well.---The itump of some of most dry.—The state of their limbs them perfectly healed. at present is thus:

Mary, the mother, aged 40, has lost the right foot at the ancle ; An account of an Amputation of a leg, the left foot also is off, and the two

without any subsequent Hæmorbones of the leg remain, almost dry,

rhage. By Thomas Antrobus, fur. with only fome little putrid flesh

geon in Liverpool. Extracted from adhering in the same places.---The

the second volume of Medical Obflesh is found to about two inches

servations and Inquiries. below the knee.-The bones would have been fawn through that

WILLIAM JAMES, of Bristol, place if she would have consented aged thirty years, was admit

ted Feb. 1758, into the infirmary at Mary, aged 15, both legs off be- Liverpool, for a spitting of blood; low the knees.

and foon afterwards, was seized with Elizabeth, aged 13, both legs off an epidemic malignant fever; which below the knees.

brought on a mortification of the Sarah, aged 10, one foot off at left foot. On this occasion, warm the ancle.--The other foot was af- fpirituous fomentations were used; fected, but not in so great a degree, cataplasms, made of the Spec. e Cyand is now found again.

mino, with the grounds of strong Robert, aged 8, both legs off be- beer, were applied; and the Pea low the knees.

ruvian bark administered in a warm Edward, aged 4, both feet off. cordial julep. By this method, the

An infant, four months old, progress of the mortification was dead.

Itopped, about two inches above the The father was attacked about a ancle: and, in a little time, a sepafortnight after the reft of the fami- ration, with a good digestion of the ly, and in a flight degree; the pain found part, ensued. This favourbeing confined to his fingers.- able appearance, though some fymp

Two fingers of the right hand con- toms of a fever still remained, des tinued for a long time discoloured, termined me, with the approbation and partly Ihrunk and contracted; of the other surgeons, Mr. Brombut he begins now to have some use field and Mr. Pickering, to take off of them. The nails of the other the leg.


to it.


"The amputation was accordingly tient, found the pulse mach raised; performed, in the usual place be- and no appearance of the livid colow the knee : but when the toor. lour on the arm remaining ; nor nequet was flackened, there was no were the dressings discoloured with eflux of blood, from the divided any blood. I ordered the tournearteries, nor the least pulsation to quet to be kept loose on the thigh, be perceived, at any of their extre- an opiate to be given, and the bark mities. By what the patient seemed io be prepared again for him. On to suffer in the operation, there was the fourth day after the operation, I no apparent diminution of fenfibi- renewed the dressings, and perceivhity. The effufion of blood, which ed not the least appearance of blood : followed the incision through the and instead of seeing a gangrened fkin and flesh, was very small, and Rump, unexpectedly a good digelfeemed to be no other than the re- tion presented itself round the edges current blood, from the crural, thereof, without much inflammaand other veins. It appeared tion, hardness, or other bad sympblackish, as if it had stagnated some He was dreffed every day time; and much resembled that after; the digestion increased; and which is found in the veins of a the delirium of the fever, which had dead body. Sponges, dipt in warm still remained, foon went off. Thus. water, were applied to the stump, in the ordinary time, the part was for the space of ten or fifteen mic healed, and the health of the panutes, the tournequer being itill tient perfe&ly recovered. From Toose; whilít those who were pre. this account, truely stated, sent at the operation, were aitoniih- find there was a separation of the ed that no hæmorrhage followed. mortification above the ancle, and a After attending so long, and no good digestion upon the live parts sign of bleeding being observed, the and though, upon amputating the {tuinp was dressed, without any li- limb, at the ulual place below the gatures made on the arteries, with knee, there was not the least apcompresses dipt in warm oil of tur- pearance of blood, ar pulsation, at pentine, and laid on the extremities the divided arteries ; yet a digerof the arteries. These, with the cion appeared upon the stump, oh other dressings, were secured by an the fourth day after the operation. easy bandage; and the tournequet remained loose, left a new acceffion of fever fould bring on the

Az arcount of a conception without apprehended hæmorrhage. The

the rupture of the Hymen. From the integuments, muscles, and bones of

Momoirs of the Royal Academy of this part, appeared to be in a natu

Sciences at Paris, for the year ral and vivid itate ; but the arm, on

2756. the same side, had such an uncommon blackish hue, as seemed to IN the month of March 1756, ar

IN threaten a total gangrene, though unmarried woman, aged 30, died the radical artery enjoyed a good at Lille, of the consequences of a pulsation.

fixed pain in the left iliac region. In the evening I vifted my pa. Her body being opened by M. Va.




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jocquier, professor of anatomy at bibed with a balm of such a strong that place, in the presence of two smell, that the stone trough retained furgeons, the left ovarium was ob- it, and communicated it to those ferved to be as big as a hen's egg; who came near it, long after the and being opened there flowed from coffin was taken out of it. This it about a ounce' of a lymphatic mummy

was carried first to the liquor like whey, and there was curate's of the parish : it had at that found in it a fætus a little decayed. time on its head a wooden cup, It was of the length of two inches lined with an aromatic paste, which from the crown of the head to the had the fame smell as the balm in knees. The uterus and the op- which the linen had been dipped, pofite ovarium were in their natural It had also in its hands bails of the itate: but what is extraordinary in fame paste, which were kept on by this subject, in which M. Varoc- little bags, which covered ihe hands quier found a færus, the hymen and were tied at the wrists; and the was quite entire. That which is arms, thighs, and legs were covered reckoned an infallible prcof of vir with some of the same paste. But ginity is therefore but an equivocal being removed soon after to Riom, mark.

by order of the intendant of that place, all the coverings were taken away ; and the colour of the skin,

which was at first very clear, changed An account of a remarkable Munny. From the Memoirs of the Royal ployed in embalming had very

to a dark-brown. The drug emAcademy of Sciences at Paris, for much diminished the bulk of the the year 1756.

Hefliy parts ;. but had preserved their SOME peasants being at work in fupplenets wo well, that a surgeon

a field belonging to the village making an incision in the flomach, of Maires-d'Artieres, near Riom in one of the by-standers put in his Auvergne, found a kind of trough, finger and could feel the diaphragm, seven feet long, three broad, and the great lobe of the spleen, and the eight inches in depth, cut out of a liver; but these two last had lost ftone which seemed to be a granite, much of their bulk. A part of the and covered with another stone of epiploon, about three inches in the same kind. In this trough was length, being extracted this a leaden ccffin, which contained the opening, was found to be quite body of a lad about twelve or thir- found, and as flexible as in its nateen, fo well embalmed, that the tural state, About twelve inches of fesh was still flexible and supple. the jejunum being likewise extractThe arms were covered with bands ed, and tied at one end, it was intwisted round them from the writt fated by blowing in it, as readily to the top of the shoulders, and the as if it had been that of an animal Jegs in the fame manner from the just killed, In short, the body ancles to the top of the thighs: a Teemed to be embalmed in a quite kind of Mirt covered the breast and different manner from that of the belly, and over all was a winding- Egyptians, whose mummies are dry Theet. All these linens were im- and britsie.



No inscription on the coffin or main in his hand, but a bundle of linen, no medal, nor any symbol rough hair, which insensibly affumwhatever, was found, that might ed a brownish-red colour. discover the time when it was de- The learned Honoratus Fabri,“ pofited in this place : and the pea. Lib. 3. de Plantis, and several other fants affirmed, with oaths, that they authors, are of opinion, that hair, had not removed or embezzled any wool, feathers, nails, horns, teeth, thing.

&c. are nothing but vegetables. If it
be so, we need not be surprised to lee

on the bodies of animals, An account of a Fody, which had been even after their death, as has been

found intirely converted into Hair, frequently observed. Petrus Borela considerable time after it was

lus, Hist. & Obf. Med. Cent. I. Obf. buried. - From the Acts of

10. pretends, that these productions Leipfic.

may be transplanted as vegetables,

and may grow in a different place A BOUT forty-three years ago, à from that where they first germinat

woman was interred at Nurem- ed. He also relates, in some of his berg, ir, a wooden coffin painted observations on this subject, among black, according to the custom of others, that of a tooth drawn out the country. The earth, wherein and transplanted, which may ap. her body was deposited, was dry and pear pretty fingular. yellow, as it is for the most part in Though the external surface of the environs of that city. Of three bodies is the usual place for the bodies, buried in the same grave, growth of hair, it has, notwiththis woman's was laid the deepest Itanding, been sometimes found on in the ground; and, there being an the tongue, in the interior of the occasion to make room for a fourth heart, and on its surface; in the body, the grave was dug up anew; breasts and kidnies; and in other but, to the great surprise of the dig- glandular and muscular parts : but ger, when he had removed the two there is no internal part where it is uppermost coffins, he perceived a oftener found than in the ovarium considerable quantity of hair that of females. This has been observ. had made its way through the sits ed in three different subjects by Dr. and crevices of the coffin. The lid Tyson, as we find it related in the being taken off, there appeared a Philosophical Collections of Mr. perfect resemblance of the human fi-, Hooke; who also tells us, on the gure, the eyes, 'nose, mouth, ears, testimony of Mr. Arnold, that a and all other parts, being very dif- man, hanged at Tyburn for theft, , tinct; but from the crown of the was found, in a very short time af. head to the foles of the feet, it was ter he was taken away from the covered with very long, thick, and gallows, covered over in a very exfrizzled hair. The grave-digger, traordinary manner with hair. after examining it for some time, happened to touch the upper part of the head; but was more surpris- Observations on the Hair of dead ed than before, on seeing the intire Persons ; being an Extract of a body shrink, and nothing at last re- Letter from Bartholine to Sacbs

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