Bladder stone

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    height (paper): 318mm
    width (paper): 200mm
    This drawing of a large bladder stone was presented by Robert Southwell on 20 April 1695.
    Within the frame: The Girth Line by AA is 9 inces 4/10 pts, by BB 8 Inches 8/10 pts, in Length. The Weight is thirteen ounces wanting 3ij 4 gr Outside the rame: The Figure of a Large Calculus out of ye Bladder of a Young Man Given by Sr Robt Southwell Presidt Feb: 20th 1694/5 (in Richard Waller's handwriting). The Girth Line by AA is 9 Inches 4/10 pts, by BB 8 Inches 8/10 parts, in Length. The Weight is thirteene Ounces. Wanting Z(mark)ij. 4 Gr:
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    Object history
    20 February 1695, 'The President gave in the figures of a large calculus found in the Bladder of a man, it was about 9 Inches in circumference and weighted thirteen ounces wanting two Dramms. This stone was held suspended by Ligaments and when it fell down the person died of it in two hours time, tho' he were not sensible that he had the stone before' (JBO/9/180-181).
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    Robert Southwell (1635 - 1702, British) , Diplomat
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