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

Andrew Williams Frederick O’Dell Northampton, UK   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 century […]