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Sunday 12 September 2010

Curiouser and Curiouser

Here is a most unusal epitaph from Bunhill Field Cemetery, London.
It describes the treatment Mary Page endured, but does not name her condition which had yet to be recognised. However I did find a referrence to the probable cause being that of Meigs Syndrome  ~ Joe Vincent Meigs whom the condition is named after, wasn't born until 1892.

Here lyes Dame Mary Page relict of Sir Gregory Page Bart.
She departed this life March 4 1728 in the 56th year of her age.

In 67 months she was tapd 66 times
Had taken away 240 gallons of water
Without ever repining at her case
Or ever fearing the operation.

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