Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter D324
Date of Creation: 1726
Place of Creation: London, England
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter D
Content: Mary Toft's confession on 7 Dec., taken down by James Douglas. In this confession she accuses the wife of the organ-grinder for putting her up to the deception of giving birth to rabbits.
Physical Description: pp 15.
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Notes
Bibliography: C.H. Brock, Dr James Douglas's papers and drawings in the Hunterian Collection, Glasgow University Library: a handlist (Glasgow, 1993) [note: date in handlist is incorrectly given as 7 September]; C.A. Pickover, The girl who gave birth to rabbits: a true medical mystery (New York, 2000).
Accession Number: 2499
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: James Douglas 1675-1742
Known as James Douglas of the Pouch.
author: Mary Toft 1701?-1763
Mary Tofts.
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