Coga, Arthur

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Coga, Arthur Gender: M
born on 1 January 1640 Jul.Cal. (11 Jan 1640 greg.) at 03:39 (= 03:39 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Harvey
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 20°38' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°56 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 22°33'


British experimental medical subject who was given a blood transfusion from a sheep on 11/23/1667. Educated at Cambridge, Coga spoke Latin well but was considered "freakish and extravagant - cracked a little in his head - a poor and debauched man - that his brain was sometimes a little too warm." Though he was listed as indigent, he was only given 20 shillings for allowing the first-time experiment. In the presence of four or five physicians, Dr. King at Arundel House transferred about 12 ounces of sheep's blood, without causing any harm, indeed, saying that he felt better.


  • Health : Medical procedure 23 November 1667 (greg.) (Received 12 oz. of sheep's blood thru transfusion)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Martin Harvey, Nativitas I, quotes the papers of Dr. Charles Bernard, given in the British Museum as Sloane 1684, (1/01/1639/40, 3:30 AM LAT)


  • Traits : Mind : I.Q. low (Considered "cracked")
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Alternative methods (Experimental medicine)