Dr Nigel has posted two annotations/comments since 29 May 2013.
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28 Oct 2013, 10:02 a.m. - Dr Nigel
Sam's spending a lot on that encyclopaedia.
38 shillings in 1660 is equivalent today to £242 using retail price index or a huge £3720 using average earnings.
29 May 2013, 9:59 a.m. - Dr Nigel
Poor Sam,no wonder melancholic.The episode of nocturnal urinary incontinence and painful pissing -dysuria - could be symptoms of a urinary tract infection. A UTI could herald further urinary stone formation.
I wonder if Sam or his surgeon knew then that urinary stones have an approx 50% 5 year recurrence rate.
Also stones more likely to form if you have a low urinary volume due to inadequate water intake.I wonder how plentiful fresh water supplies were on board?