Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Dr. Philip Doddridge

  • “Surrounded with many Mercies”: 270 years of patient advice

    Andrew Williams Frederick O’Dell Northampton, United Kingdom   On July 9, 1748 Dr. James Stonhouse, physician at the Northampton Infirmary (United Kingdom), published “A Friendly Letter to a Patient just admitted to an Infirmary.”1 Later that year, after some minor revisions, the text was reprinted as “Friendly Advice to a Patient,” which for the next…