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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th June 2011 Peace campaigner Brian Haw, who camped from 2001 to 2011 outside Parliament, dies from lung cancer.

18th June 1977 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub

18th June 1963 Born today: Omar Londono, jockey

18th June 1929 Born today: James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)

18th June 1817 Waterloo Bridge (2formerly Strand Bridge) was officially opened by the Prince Regent.

18th June 1583 Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on William Gibbons, premium was 383

Dame Mary Page's Fluid



Dame Mary Page's Fluid

This is where the first case of Meig's Syndrome is buried.

Location: Bunhill Fields, London

Description: This is the tomb of Dame Mary Page, the wife of the wealthy London merchant, Gregory Page, shipwright and director of the British East India Company. She was the daughter of Thomas Trotman from London.

After bearing him four children, Mary fell ill and died at the age of 56 (4th March 1728).

The inscription on the north panel of her tomb reads: In 67 months she was tapped 66 times ... 240 gallons of water drawn without ever repining at her case or ever fearing the operation. (240 imperial gallons is about 1,100 litres).

That's a lot of fluid. It is suggested that it hints at having excess fluid drained off to treat Meig's Syndrome.


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Dame Mary Page's Fluid

This is where the first case of Meig's Syndrome is buried.


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