Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter D325
Date of Creation: 1726
Place of Creation: London, England
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter D
Content: Fair copy of Mary Toft's confession. In this confession she accuses the wife of the organ-grinder for putting her up to the deception of giving birth to rabbits. Amanuensis, (?)G. Douglas.
Physical Description: pp 6.
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); C.A. Pickover, The girl who gave birth to rabbits: a true medical mystery (New York, 2000); K. Bryn Thomas, James Douglas of the Pouch and his pupil William Hunter (London, 1964), 20.5, 20.6
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.
copyist: George Douglas d. 1736
Brother of James Douglas (1675-1742).
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