Thursday, June 19, 2008

John Morley

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:
December 21, 1764
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.

No comments: