Elias Ashmole (1617-1692) was een Engelse verzamelaar en grondlegger van het Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Hij hield ook een dagboek bij.
March 26. This night I pissed so much, that I feared a diabetes, notwithstanding I had kept myself very temperate all the spring time.
27. This morning I grew ill and very hot, and was troubled with a sharpness of urine. I took syrup of white lilies in posset-drink, and the next day an emulsion of four cooling seeds, (this kept me temperate) with water of violets and wood-bine, to wash my mouth, and giving myself rest and ease, I thank God, I recovered in a few days.