December 21, 1764Yikes.
Died, Mr. John Morley. Mercht. a Gentleman well respected among us. About three Weeks ago, he had the Misfortune to break one of his Legs as he was walking across a Carpet in the Chamber which was a little rumpled, which Leg he was obliged to have cutt off, and tho' all possible means were used for his recovery he expired, having endured most excruciating Pain.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
While I was reading through John Boyle's diary, I came across the story of John Morley. It's one of those things that makes you grateful for modern medicine: