Medical Journal of Charles Drayton, 1777-1781

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    C Drayton MD
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    [alphabetical index of patients A-M] A. Amy. ER [Edward Rutledge]. 189 B. Butler Eliza 25. Betty. Mr. R. Smith 23. Bella MissFenwick 30. Bee Mrs. 80. Bull Miss Mary 106. Ann [St.] 111. Bek. E.R. 85. Butler Harriot 160 Sarah 46. Frances 77 Eliza 25 C. Campbell Mr. McCastan 26. Miss. 78. Cassell William Col. 70. Mrs. 73. Campbell McCastan 107. Caesar Middleton 109 Campbell Mas. [Master] 160 Ceelia. C.C.P. 151. D. D. Miss Nancy 21. Daniel. ER. 33.109. Drayton Mrs S. 39. Mr. S. 48. Diana. Mr. R. Smith. 56. Dry Col. 83. D. 100. Dya. Miss M. Fenwick 136. E. F. Fenwick Harriot. 18 Charlotte. 19 Matilda. 27 George 53. Fatima E. Rutl. [Edward Rutledge] 58. Fenwick? Martha. 76 Mary 92. Flora ER. 117. Fenwick John 126. G. H. Harleston J. Jr. 10. 60. Hector. E. Rutl. 32 Hagar E.R. 99 Harleston Mrs. J. 126 Mas. 132 Hannah. M. Campbell 146. Hannah ER. 153 Hester W.Z. 172. J. Izard. Joseph 28. John, Bellas child. 29 Joe, Miss Fenwicks 38. Izard. Polly. 47 Eliza 75 John. E. Rutledge. 79 Judith. P. Smith 88. Izard Ralph 91. Jefrie. Izard 90 Isaac. M. Campbell. 120 Joe M. Fenwick 123 Jenkins. Miss, 144 John 128 K. L. Ladson J. 52. Lindy 150. M. Mary. Miss. M. Fenwicks. 135 Dye Do [ditto] 136.
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    [alphabetical index of patients N-Z] N. Neller. T. D Jr. 77. Nanny W.Z. 172. O. Oney. C.C.P. 154 P. Pinckney C.C. Mrs. 42. Mas. [Master] 95. Maria 101. Harriot 103. Pally. Hannahs. M. Campbell 148 Primus. Wm. [William]. [illegible] 164. Peter. McC. Campbell. 57. Q. R. Rutledge Mrs. E. p. 3. 50. Richard. H.M. 24. Rutledge H. 62. E. 72. Robin Middleton 110. Rose. M.C. Campbell. 113. Rutledge T. 156. S. Smith Mrs. R. p. 5. Sue. 154. Mrs. P. 20. Sally. 159 Seaboy 22 Smith. Hugh. 83. Smith Mrs. B. 67. Smith Roger 167 Peter 81. Ben Jr. 128 J. Rutledge 65 Sarah. 158. Stobo. Eliz. 68. 74 Smith Middleton. 84. Mrs. P. 87. Sarah. Mary Fenwick 115. Stobo Jean. 110. James 130 Smith Mrs. Rev. 153 T. Jr. 155. T. Tenah. P. Smith 94. Letta 85. U. W. Will. Hannahs. M. Campbell 141 X. Y. Z. Izard Mr. R. 166 Mrs. iz.. 168.
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    Mrs. E. Rutledge
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    4 Mrs. E. Rutledge 1777 April 17. V.S. [bleed] [Uncia]vj. gave her six papers of powders each containing griv [four grains] of Calom. [Calomel] one to be taken every other night in a spoonfull of gruel or any thick vehicle 24. the calomel vomited her therefore took only two doses tho formerly she took every night six grains. releaved by V.S. symptoms now increased again. F.V.S. s.a. [make a bleeding according to art] May. 13. very feverish. having caught cold. shiverings now and then. pain in side diffic.[difficulty] of breathing increased. P. [pulse] full and soft. V.S [ksi]iv. ho 14. complaints of yesterday much relieved. troubled with a slight cholic from wind. restless at night. Carmin. draught of Ess. Menth. [Essence of Mint] a spoonfull to be taken now and then. Anod [Anodyne] draught cap. h.s. [let her take it before bed] 19. She came to Groose creek recovered of the super[illegible]ing compl [complaint] but weak and thin. the other complaints easier 26. Commenced a course of thoroughwort. take two stalks with roots and leaves. infuse it for half an hour in boiling water. strain it. a small tea cup to be taken morning and evening. June 8. tension in the right side. heaviness in head. diffic. [difficulty] breathing. V.S. [Uncia]iv. cont. 10. blood infl. sympt [symptoms] easier. the thor. [thoroughwort] infusion makes her very sick at the stomach [Uncia]iij only of the thor. rept. [repeat] cr. and m. [tomorrow morning] R. pulv. rhei. gr. viij sap cast. [uncia]j f.m.pil aa gr.v. [recipe. powdered Rhubarb 8 grains. Castille soap 1 uncia make a mixture pill of each ingredient 5 grains] two for a dose and to be repeated morning and evening
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    1777 Mrs. R.Smith 5 Hepatitis. being the consequence of a Peripneumony last winter. singultus. slight. vomitus, none. furthermore, very much disposed to Rheumatism and violent heavy pains in the lower and back part of the head when attentive, as when reading or working. Lays by much the easiest on the left side contrary to the charct. [character]. the dyspnea in general troublesome April 17. V.S. [uncia]x. [bleeding 10 unciae] two grains of Calom. [Calomel] to be taken every night h.s. [right before bed] omitting it however when she finds it begins to affect her mouth until the tendency that way is removed, and at the same time using the Pediluvium May 1 at Acabee 2. did not begin to take the powders for a week after they were recd. the pains along the bottom of the ribs, the back of the head and those towards the shoulder blades increased, dyspn. [dyspnea] too. V.S. [uncia]vj. [bleeding 6 unciae]cont. powders. 6. the pains and dyspnea a little relieved. Calom. six doses, to be used s.a. [according to art] 13. symptoms rather easier. Calom. 6 doses. s.a. [according to art] 20. Great difficulty in swallowing having caught cold, therefore omitted the powders. her servant blooded her in the foot which relieved the pain in her throat tho but little Tinct. Rhei i [uncia]j pro Cath. cap. Stat. [a tincture of Rhubarb 1 uncia for Cathartic let her take it immediately] the fourth part of a pint of the following diet drink to be taken
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    6 Mrs. E. Rutledge p.4 1777 June 21. The tension in the side and dyspnea increasing. feels a sensation of itching in the region of the liver and spleen and as if a fluid were working up towards the heart. rheumatism in the jaw from cold. vid [see] Almanack June 21. V.S. [uncia]iv.[bleeding 4 unciae]cont. the infusion of Thoroughwort to [minim]fs [1/2 Minim] per day. 26. Sensation of itching as before. not troublesome. Rheumat. [Rheumatism] in the jaw had nearly ceased but now troublesome again from slight cold R. Calom. gr.v mel gut iij Pul. rhee q.s.f. bol. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains. honey 3 drops Powdered Rhubarb as much as is sufficient. make a Bolus let her take it at bedtime] July 2. Much relieved by the bol. itching as before. now and then sharp pains along the liver and spleen and toward the back. P. [pulse] full and strong. countenance much fuller for these 10 days past R. Cal. gr xviij Mel gut vj. pulv. rhee q.s.f. pil- div. in p.e. vj [Recipe. Calomel 18 grains. honey 6 drops powdered rhubarb as much as is sufficient. make a pill divide in equal parts 6]- one to be taken every evening with attention to proper intermissions. cont thorowt. [thoroughwort]. returned to town July 1. 8. Pills omitted. compl. of her sides. feverish. stiffness of her neck. pains running along the back of the head and neck. the infus. and pill. cont. s.a. [according to art] R. Pulv. rhee gr xij Sap. Cast [drachma]]iv f.m.pil. div LX cap s.a. [recipe. powdered rhubarb 12 grains Castille soap 4 drachmae. make a measure pill divide into 60 parts let her take it according to art] 17. head and neck easier. feels the effect of the cold in her jaws and gums. medicines were omitted. 23. pains increased more on the left size. gums better. not free of cold and fever. shiverings frequent. careless of medicines. 28. feverish pains in the head. Obstr. Mens [Obstructed Menstruation] appeared a little yesterdfay but ceased soon f. Sect. V. Saph. [make a section bleed?]
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    1777 Mrs. R. Smith p. 5 early in the morning, and the like quantity in the evening. see page 4. 26. May 28. no complaints of the throat. the other pains less frequent and acute. has taken a few doses of the thorowt. [thoroughwort] which agrees. Calam. suspected to be present. as the Calom. seems inclinced to the mouth R. Cal. gr. xij Rhee [Scruple]jfs. mel. q.s.f. m. pil divid. in pil vj. [recipe. Calomel 12 grains. Rhubarb 1 1/2 scruples. honey as much as is sufficient. make a measure pill divided in 6 pills] one to be taken every night when going to bed with the usual precautions. Advice for a servant with Obst. Mens. [Obstructed Menstruation] June 1. tension in the side increased. pain the back part of the head now removed. heaviness at the stomach. an emetic to be taken in the evening 5. Did not take the Emet. [emetic] untill yesterday morning. a little relieved by it. tension in the side increased. P. [pulse] strong. V.S. [uncia]vj [bleeding 6 unciae]. blood thick. no crust. Pulv. Rhae. gr viij Sap. Cast. [drachma]iij f.m. pil. aa gr v. [Powdered Rhubarb 8 grains. Castille soap 3 drachmae. make a measure pill of each ingredient 5 grains] two for a dose and to be repeated monr. n. and n. [morning noon and night] and increased if necessary, to keep the belly free. 10. symptoms easier. Pills agree now. the Soap pills necessarily increased to 9 per day 17. Pills of each kind agree. feverish at nights. tension of the right side increased a little Cont. thorowt. [thoroughwort] Pills xij. one to be taken at night and another in the morning. 21. Pain in the left size more sensible than usual. the others as before. V.S. [uncia]vj. Cont. s.a [bleeding 6 unciae continue according to art] 27. An itching tho not troublesome sensation along the region of the liver and spleen. pains more troublesome than usual tho not much, which shoot sometimes to the shoulders. they are sometimes sharp tho generally dull and heavy. on the whole feels better especially the head. flushing and heats.
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    8 D. June 10. Set Isaacs collar bone July 4. Pills Ant. Mercury 128. 10. Pugative doses 15. R. Tart emet. [Scruple]ifs. [uncia]xxxiv Sal. Mar. [uncia]j M. Cochl. ij cap and post horam cochl. j cap si necessarius est. [recipe. Emetic tartar 34 unciae. Martian Salt 1 uncia. Mix. let him take 2 spoonfuls and after an hour let him take 1 spoonful if it is necessary]
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    Mrs. R. Smith p. 7 9 heats in the palms and soles hot weather and mercury- burning pain in the eyes.R. Cal. gr xxxvj Mel. gut xxxvj pulv. rhae. q.s.f.m.p. div. in xii p.e. one to be taken cr and ves. [recipe. Calomel 36 grains. honey 36 drops. powdered rhubarb as much as is sufficient. make a measured pill. divide in 12 equal parts one to be taken tomorrow in the evening] July 3. Yesterday the Catamen [catamenia]. appeared for a short time and then ceased. had no return of them since she was delivered about 9 months ago. complains much of a pain or rather tenderness about the region of the liver and spleen. pains to the back and in the bones. the vj gr Cal. [6 grains Calomel] yr [yester] day too much it too soon lending to her mouth. omit them as directed at the same time using the Pedil [pediluvium]- Tinct Rhae. [uncia]j. [Tincture Rhubarb 1 uncia] to be taken half at bedtime the remainder in the morning- the tinct. to be repeated the 5. 7. Yesterday and today feels much better. compl. of the dull pains, tho somet. sharp about the liver, spleen and especially low and the shoulders. heaviness about the stomach An emet. [emetic] to be taken tonight or tomorrow R. Pulv. Rhae. gr xij. Cast Sap. [Drachma]iv f.m.pil div in LX cap. s.a. [recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 12 grains Castille Soap 4 drachmae. make a mixed pill divided in 60. let her take according to art] 15. tension in her side and pain between the shoulders much increased of late. gums swelled, cold. V.S. [uncia]iv. cont. [continue bleeding 4 unciae] 17. She came to town 23. the blood was thick and infl. [inflamed] but she was much relieved by the V.S. [bleeding] and now she is easier every way. omit mercury as it tends to the mouth. the thoroughwort has been omitted near a week. She inclines to loath it- change it to diet drink of China root, Sassafras and Sarsap [Sarsaparilla] 26. Bilious pills of soap and rhae. xxx- viz. Pulv. rh. [uncia]fs. Sap. Cast [uncia]ifs. f.m.p. aa. gr.v. [Powdered rhubarb 1/2 uncia Castille Soap 1 1/2 unciae make a mixed pill of each ingredient 5 grains] two to be taken at a time and repeated thrice each day. Calom pills vj each cont. Cal. gr.j. [Six Calomel pils each containing 1 grain of Calomel] one to be taken every night s.a. [according to art] Cont. ? p. 13.
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    10. J. Harleston Jr. 1777. Affectio Pulmon. Hepatitis Splenitis July 24. V.S. [uncia]iv. [Bleeding 4 unciae] Blood a little inflamed. part of it a little honey combed. serum dark. perhaps from the disturbing of the vessel. R. Sap. Cast [drachma]iij Pulv. Rhae. [drachma]i- f.m.Pil aa grv. [Recipe. Castille Soap 3 drachma. Powdered Rhubarb 1 drachma. make a mixed pill of each ingredient 5 grains] 2 for a dose to be repeated morn and even and in the middle of the day if requisite in order to procure 2 or 3 stools per day. 26. rather easier. R. Pil. Bil. e Sap and Rhae xxx s.a. dos. rept. terve in die [recipe. Bilious Pills of Soap and Rhubarb 30 according to art dose repeated thrice in the day] 30. requires 3 pills each dose which oper[ated] iij in die gently- spits less mucus than heretofore- the sensation about the breast less troublesome. has had for the two last days return of a little fever which comes on with a shivering for 10 or 15 minutes then the heat for 2 or 3 hours. this once twice or sometimes thrice per day. none of the fever to day. he is free from those fevers for 10 or 12 days before they return again in like manner. between the paroxysm he sensibly gathers much strength. cont the diet of veg. and milk. M. Pil bil s.a. xxxvj [mix Bilious according to art 36] August 2. feels better every way. had a flushing fever but a few minutes on the 30. and none severe. then the pains were acute and pointed upward about the lower part of the lungs. the expectorated matter was then sweetish tho lately as in a common cough M pil. bil xxxvj. [Measure 36 Bilious Pills]
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    J. Harleston Jr. 11 August 6. Six of the pills procure ij or iij stools per day. better every way. stronger. lighter. the weighty pain at the pit of the stomach is now but a slight sensation. hawks less and it seems to come only from the throat. no feverish fleshings. cont. 8. better, and sometimes so, than for a great while. cont. R. Calom. gr xij mel gt. vj pulv. rhae. q.s.f pil vj. unam cap h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 12 grains. honey 6 drops. powdered rhubarb as much as is sufficient. make 6 pills. let him take 1 at bedtime] 16. for two or 3 days past troubled now and then with small sharp pains in the parts affected. a little feverish. dijection of bile and very acrid. hawks but little which is now more slimy than mucilagimous. R. Pulv. Ipec. gr xx. pro emet. cap vesp. [Recipe. Powdered ipecac 20 grains for an emetic. let him take at vespers] R. Pulv. Rhaei [Scruple]j Calom gr v mel q.s.f.bol cap. h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Calomel 5 grains. honey as much as is sufficient. make a bolus. let him take it at bedtime]- Infusion of thorowort a tea cup full to be taken thrice a day. 19. the medicines carried off much bile both upward and downward. the mercury pills salivated for a few hours on the 16. every way better. spits little or none and more natural. but just feels the sensation of pain in the usual places. M. Pil Mercury vj s.a. [Mix 6 pills of mercury according to art] 22. takes 3 or 4 cups of infusion thoroughwort each day which evacuates him 2 or 3 downwards. yesterday voided much bile down. stool acrid. rectum tender. no stool today. pains more sensible which shoot from the region of the liver. down to the loins from thence to the shoulder blades. a little dull sensation of pain in the sternum and thereabouts. spitting mucilagimous with the saliva, but little of either. Crem. tart. [uncia]j pro cath. cap cr. m. [Cream of tartar 1 uncia for cathartic. let him take tomorrow morning] 26. did not take the Crem tart [Cream of Tartar] until yesterday. feels better. but the pains get a little troublesome. throat feels swelled a little 27. much as yesterday. V.S. [uncia]iv [bleeding 4 unciae]. 28. Blood a little inflamed. feels easier and lighter. M. Pil. Bil. s.a. 36. [mixBilious Pills according to art] 30. During this unsettled weather feels feverish now and then. stomach heavy. eyes yellow. M. Ipec. [scruple]j pro emet. cap vesp. [Measure ipecac 1 scruple for an emetic let him take at vespers]. Bol Cath s.a. 16th cap h.s. [A bolus Cathartic according to art 16th let him take at bedtime] Sept. 1. emet. strained him much, but with no bad consequences. acidities from stomach. Cath[artic] oper[ated] 5 times once or twice extraordinary copiously. much weakened from a short fit of the fever yesterday. today feels light and gathering strength. M. Pil mercury s.a. vj [mix 6 pils of mercury according to art] 3. has had for a few days a very slight pain in the lower part of the left breast a little under the nipple. the space it occupies may be covered with the thumb. the same. s.a. [according to art] 4. much the same. a small blister. applied over the pained part. Continued. p. 14.
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    12 Mrs. E. Rutledge p. 6 July 29. Pains in the head and jaw increased. feverish. Tinct hel nigr [uncia]j [tincture black hellebore 1 uncia] a teaspoonful to be taken in a wine glass of water morning and vesp[ers] and in the evening bathe the feet in warm water Aug. 2. P.[pulse] full equal and moderately slow. pains about the shoulders and gums tho little or not mercury taken for some days past. head arche. faintness. R. hel nigr. [uncia]j s.a. [Recipe. Black hellebore 1 uncia according to art] R. Pulv. Rhae gr xvj Cal. gr iv aq.f. q.s.f.bol. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered rhubarb 16 grains. Calomel 4 grains fountain water as much as is sufficient. make a bolus. let her take at bedtime] 7. Pains about hypocond [hypochondrium] much increased. feels a burning and soreness within which allowed but little rest last night. raining weather. feeble. P. full. V.S. [uncia]ij [bleeding 2 unciae]. blood a little inflamed. a Cath. Bol. of Rhub and Cal cap h.s. [a Cathartic Bolus of Rhubarb and Calomel let her take at bedtime] Merc. Pills vj [six mercury pills] each contain Cal gr.j [1 grain Calomel] one to be taken every night with the usual precautions 10. complains again of a burning in her side. R. bol. s.a. [Recipe. Bolus according to art] Bil pills xxiv to be taken s.a. [according to art] 16. pains greatly abated. Bil pills xxiv cap.s.a. [26 bilious pills let her take according to art] 19. fever last night. fullness and pains in her sides. the weather from the 19 to the next date has been very rainy and changeable. during she has been much indisposed. mercury pills agree well. Bil pill xxvj- a mercury bol[us] during the latter part of this period she was much freer from complaints and her complex[tion] fairer Sept. 2. complained of a tenesmus. a bearing down and tenderness of the womb which she has had more or less ever since the birth of her first child about three years ago. a sickness sometimes at the mouth. 3. A Cath. bol. Cal and Rh cap h.s. [a Cathartic Bolus of Calomel and Rhubarb let her take at bedtime] 5. complaints much better tho the pains in the side and to the shoulder blades rather troublesome Bol. e. mercury and Rhae. cathart s.a. cap. h.s. [Bolus of mercury and Rhubarb. a cathartic according to art let her take at bedtime] 6. had last night violent spasmodic pains along the back of the head, neck and back. proceeded from being rather late out and too thinly covered in the night. V.S. [uncia]iv [bleeding 4 unciae]. blood rather watery and yellow than inflamed, it relieved the pains but weakened her a little. cont. p. 16.
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    Mrs. R. Smith p. 9. 13 July 29. Every way feels better. It being near the new moon, about which time in the last month the Mens appeared. endeavor now to restore it. Tinct hel. nigr. [uncia]j [a tincture of Black hellebore 1 uncia] a teaspoonful poured in a glass of water to be taken cr and m [tomorrow and in the morning] at the same time use Pedil[uvium] cr. [tomorrow] advice for youngest son Aug. 2. feels more sensibly than for some time past the pains about the liver and especially towards the shoulder blades. the mercury pills taken but sparingly on account of a swelling in her throat. no fever for a night or two past. no sensible effect from the tincture. NB. for some time past her time attention has been more taken up with her Mother and son than herself. R. Tinct hel nigr. [uncia]j s.a. Pil. Sap. xxij [recipe. tincture of Black Hellebore 1 uncia according to art. 22 soap pills] the diet drink not to be neglected as hitherto- cont the mercury pills s.a. [according to art] Tinct Rhae, pro cath cap. h.s. and m. [Tincture of Rhubarb as a Cathartic let her take at bedtime and in the morning] 5. all the pains and swellings easier. no appearance of the Mens. has had them but 9 times during as many years. 9. much the same. mouth tender. cont. s.a. [according to art] omit tinct[ure]. 16. feels tolerably well. pains but little felt and not troublesome. Pil mercury vj s.a. Pil biliosa xxvj [26 bilious pills] cont s.a. 18. tension and pain the side and back much increased. mouth tender. omit Pill mercury s.a. Tinct Rhae pro cath [uncia]j cap pro cath [tincture of Rhubarb as a Cathartic 1 uncia let her take as a Cathartic] 19. pains much abated. Pil bil[ious] xxiv. cont s.a. 20. pains increased especially toward the shoulder blades. sickness a little at the stomach V.S. [uncia]iv [bleeding 4 unciae] blood very inflammatory 22. rather easier. but still the shooting pains to the shoulder blades considerable. sometimes Stom[ach] squeamish. feverish at night. throat swelled a little. mouth cont. p. 17
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    14 J. Harleston Jr. p. 11 Sept 5. Blister opearated very trifling. feverish last night from dampness of weather. feeble. yellow. only one passage yesterday. none today. pains not increased except a little now and then below the blister. little or no spitting. throat well. R. Vesicant M. Bol. Cath s.a. cap h.s. and Pil Bil s.a. 36. [recipe. vesicant. Mix a Cathartic bolus according to art let him take it at bedtime and a bilious pill according to art 36] 6. blister ineffectual. bol[us] oper[ated] 3- feels better but weak and languid owing to the weather and a cold. pains trifling. spitting do[ditto] and more easily shaken off the finger than before. cont. pills andca. s.a. [according to art] 7. a fever came on between 2 and 3 this morning. weak. complaints better. weather unsettled. cont. 9. weak and languid from fever which returned the two last nights. thinks the blister which only raised a few very small bladders has benefitted the pain in his breast. stomach and bowels a little uneasy M. Cath bol s.a. cap h.s. and Vesicant Empl. [Mix a Cathartic Bolus according to art let him take at bedtime and a vesicant plaster] to be applied over the former place 10. Bolus operated properly. but stomach gets squeamish and sometimes sick. fever last night. p. [pulse] strong not quick. bad taste. Vesicant omitted. M. Emet cap h.s. Cort Per. [uncia]j cap tomorrow [Mix an emetic let him take at bedtime. Peruvian bark 1 uncia let him take tomorrow]. 11. Emet. operated easy and once down. stomach sour. much relieved immediately after the operation of the emetic. pains and spitting less. today bilious dijections without any pain. blister to be put on tonight. Mercury Pil. vj aa grij Calom [6 mercury pills of each ingredient 2 grains of Calomel] 13. took off blister last night which operated properly. feels no pain, only a sensation along the lower region of the liver. spits but little, a white mucus which used to be yellow and purulent and exceeding adhesive. felt remarkably well yesterday. chilly and feverish this morning from the coldness of the weather and his frequently going to the garden lately. no passage yesterday. but today 2 or 3 and bilious M. Crem tart [uncia]j pro cath cap. stat [Mix 1 Uncia of cream of tartar as a Cathartic. let him take it immediately] 15. feels easier lighter and stronger. no fever since the last mentioned. feels a lightness about the breast. supposed owing to the bandages there 17. greatly relieved by the blister. from the peculiar taste in his mouth he often has before a fever he imagines he is about to have a slight fit of it. his bowels properly open. take Cort Per stat [Peruvian bark immediately] 19. taken some bark. no fever. M. Pil mercury vj s.a. Pil. bil. s.a. 24 [Mix 6 mercury pills according to art. Bilious pills according to art 24.] 22. for 2 days past has forgot he was sick. has but a very slight sensation of pains along the region of the
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    Sept. J. Harleston Jr. 15 liver. has hawked none since the 19. the false ribs on the left side when the blister was placed used sometimes to be elevated more than the opposite side of the Charact[er] pg Splenet a pain first came on, then, when the pain was troublesome, came the swelling, and as it increased the pain went off. it was painful to the touch. now the ribs of each side are equal M. Pil bil. 24 [mix 24 bilious pills] and a blister to put over the pain on the side 25. blister operated but indiferently. discharged a bright yellow, pains were relieved, but complains now of some that are scattered about the lower part of the breast and right lobe. perhaps wind. left ribs begin to be elevated. spit a little mucilage yesterday, from the throat. 28. swelling off the left side gone. pains scarse sensible. spittle hawked up more froathy. Oct. 1. Pains much increased but not troublesome. R. Vesicant. Pil. Mercury vj aa Cal. grij [Recipe. Vesicant. 6 Mercury pills of each ingredient 2 grains Calomel] take 2 one night one the next and so on omitting taking any the 5 and so on 3. blister omitted until tonight. felt last night when walking home 2 or 3 small sharp stitches in his left breast. spitting a little increased but is more froathy. M. Pil. bil. 24. Pil Mercury vj s.a. [Mix bilious pills 24. 6 mercury pills according to art] 5. blister discharged last night prodigiously after being on 12 hours. feverish from blister and weak. sometimes small sharp pains flying about his breast. little or not internal pain. otherwise as usual. Pedil[uvium] h.s.[at bedtime]- contin[ue]. 6. easier. fever last night. belly open. if more fever take Cort Per [Peruvian Bark] 10. pain in side gone. slight shifting pains about the breast. spitting less and more natural. feverish at night with a concomitant taste. acrid dijection of bile. Pulv. Ipec grxx pro emet. Cap vesp.- Pil. Coe. grxv cap h.s. [Powdered Ipecac 20 grains as an emetic let him take at vespers. Stomachic Pills 15 grains let him take at bedtime] 12. emetic worked up and down. feels much better. belly easy and free. M. pil. bil xxiv- Pil. mercury vj aa. Cal grij [Mix 24 Bilious? pills. 6 Mercury pills of each ingredient 2 grains Calomel] one to be taken for four nights without intermitting. and cont. 14. about the sternum feels as if bruised. caught cold yesterday. feverish. 4 of the bil. pil. each day sufficient. complained of flying pains in the bowels along the colon. M. Ess. Menth gxij Ess. Lavend. gtt iv. Aq. f. [uncia]ij Sap alb. q.S. m.f.h. cap. semi quaq hor.- cort per. cap cr.m. [Mix essence of Mint 12 drops with essence of lavender 4 drops and fountain water 2 unciae white soap as much as necessary Mix. let a draught be made and let him take it every half hour- Peruvian bark let him take it tomorrow morning] 16. Carmin. [Carminative] draught discharged much wind. went to stool yesterday 6 or 7 times in the garden. weather bad. hence feverish last night. yesterday spit only 2 or 3. which was a little slimy or gelatinous but spit none the day before. bark was omitted. drink plentifully of a weak chicen broth to cleanse pri. vi [Prima Via] Cort Per cap cr.m. [Peruvian Bark let him take it tomorrow] take of the Pil Mercury aa Cal. grij [Mercury pills of each ingredient Calomel 2 grains] one night and morning contin. p. 43.
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    16 Mrs. E. [Edward] Rutledge p. 12 Sept. 7. Very uneasy from having had no proper passage for some days. Cath. bol. e. Mercury and rhae s.a. cap.h.s. [Cathartic bolus of Mercury and Rhubarb according to art let her take at bedtime] 8. Much relieved. Mercury pil. vj [6 Mercury pills] 10. Complained a little of the pains. P. [pulse] full and strong. Bol Cath mercury and rhae. s.a. cap.h.s. [A Cathartic Bolus of Mercury and Rhubarb according to art let her take at bedtime] 11. operated 5 times but tho relieved yet considerably uneasy from frequent gripes and wind. R. LL gt xv aq font. [uncia]ifs sach. q.s. M.f.h... [Recipe. Laudanum 15 drops with fountain water 1 1/2 unciae. sugar as much as is sufficient. mix. let a draught be made] a table spoonfull to be taken every half hour until relieved- 12. Relieved by two doses of the Anodine. has had 3 or 4. motions downwards, today which has much weakenered her. complained of little pains and uneasiness in the belly flying about sometimes. wind. R. LL. gt. xv. Ess. Menth gt. ix. Sach q.s. aq.f. [uncia]ifs M. [Recipe. Laudanum 15 drops. Essence of Mint 9 drops. sugar. as much as is sufficient. water. 1 1/2 fluid unciae. Mixed] to be taken as the 11. 13. little or no pain and that chiefly on the right side. complained only feeble but tolerable good spirits. 15. stomach very uneasy and swelled last night. much indisposed. fever. supped tolerably hearty on trout. complained today on pain inside. take an Emetic this evening 16. Emet. omitted. much indisposed. indigestion Emetic not to be omitted tonight 17. relieved by the emet. last night. stomach abounded with acidity. feels weak. pain in sides. P. [pulse] full. no occasion for Aperients 20. spirits good. [illegible] weak. went on a party of pleasure yesterday. P. full and strong. complained a little and but little of a fullness in her sides. pills all out 24. complained of frequent shiverings last night. her head and nose stuffed. rather costive. weak pains about her stomach and bowels. feels a ball rising to her throat. attributes it to wind. cont. p. 34.
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    August Mrs. R. Smith p. 13. 17 mouth tender. omit mercury pills for 8 or 10 days. by her earnest desire. begin the diet. drink hitherto omitted from see Aug.2. Crem tart [uncia]j cap.cr.m pro cath [Cream of Tartar 1 uncia. let her take tomorrow morning as a Cathartic] omit the Pil. bil. 26. Cath[artic] relieved her but pain yet troublesome V.S. [uncia]iv Pil Bil. xxxvj- Ess. Ant [uncia]j Aq font [uncia]fs. m- gut xij cap. ter in die in unquam vehic [bleeding 4 unciae. 36 Bil. pills. essence of antimony 1 uncia. fountain water 1/2 uncia mixed. let her take 12 drops thrice in the day in any vehicle] 27. blood inflamed. pains something easier. complained of throat and gums. Tinct rhae. cap. pro cath [Tincture of Rhubarb let her take as a Cathartic] 29. had a chilliness succeeded by a fever about two this morning. likewise on wednesday night 27. pains easier. cont. 30. tolerably easy tho weak Sept. 1. the pains scarce felt and that now and then. attributed to the two last bleedings being so near to each other, as she finds her pains diminished when she is weaker Pil. Bil xxxvj. 3. mouth tender. pains much the same. the tinct thae [rhubarb tincture] to be taken s.a. [according to art] 5. every way better today. observes the weaker she is from medicines the more free she is from pains. the ess Ant [essence of Antimony] and diet drink not yet used. therefore begin 8. complaints better and but little and than now and then. begin to take the diet. drink made into a small [illegible] with pine tops and the ess. Ant- which latter she thinks put her teeth on edge. Pil. Bil. xxxvj [36 Bilious Pills] 10. stomach squeamish supposed from the drops. P. [pulse] full. pains easier than for some time 11. As yesterday. V.S. [uncia]iv [bleeding 14 unciae] 12. blood a little inflamed. much relieved. Pulv. Rhae. [scruple]j Cal gr v. Mel q.s. f. bol. cap.h.s. [Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple Calomel 5 grains. Honey as much as is sufficient. make a bolus. let her take it at bedtime] see p. 35.
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    18 1777 Miss Harriot Fenwick Eruptive blisters on her body in different parts. and suspected to have worms. August. 26. Pulv. Ipec. gr xv cap. vesp. pro emet. Crem. Tart [uncia]fs cap.cr.m. pro cath. [Powdered ipecac 15 grains let her take it in the evening as an emetic. Cream of Tartar 1/2 uncia let her take it tomorrow morning as a Cathartic] blisters to be cut. 27. the tercipient blisters not so itchy. Stan. Pulv. [drachma]j cap in Mel [uncia]j cr.m. [powder of tin 1 drachma let her take in honey 1 uncia tomorrow morning] 28. R. ut haesi [repeat so that it might stick] 30. blisters do not itch and are drying up. R. Pil. Stan. s.a. [recipe. Tin Pills. according to art] 31. Cr. tart [uncia]fs. cap. cr.m. pro cath [Cream of Tartar 1/2 uncia let her take it tomorrow morning as a Cathartic] Sept 1. Cath[artic] oper[ated] 4 times- the blisters near dried up and no way troublesome- no appearance of Worms. 1778 May 25. Feverish and sickness at stomach today and yesterday. R. Pulv. Ipec. gr x pro emet. cap stat. [Recipe. Powdered ipecac 10 grains as an emetic let her take it immediately] R. Sal Eps- sach alb. aa [drachma]iv aq font [uncia]iv. Ess. Lav. gt.x. m. cap. cr. m. [recipe. Epsom salt- White Sugar of each ingredient 4 drachmae fountain water 4 unciae essence of lavender 10 drops mix. let her take it tomorrow morning] 26. brought up much plegm and a little acidity which relieved her greatly. cath oper[ated] 7 times. 27. hearty. no complaints. Sept. 28. 1778. sickened with a fever yesterday about dinner time. complains of squesmishness of stomach yesterday and now. no fever. R. Pulv. Ipec. gr xiv cap stat pro emet [Recipe. powdered ipecac 14 grains let her take it immediately as an emetic] 6. p.m. emetic evacuated much bile, even at the last. operated 6 times up and once down. stomach rather squeamish R. Sal. Glaub Sach aa [uncia]iijfs aq f [uncia]ij M cap. cr. m. [Recipe. Glaubers salt and sugar- of each ingredient 3 1/2 unciae. water 2 fluid unciae. Mix. let her take it tomorrow morning] 39. the cathart operated but once. no complaint 30. no return of fever
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    1777. Miss Charlotte Fenwick 19. A sore on the arm. heat of blood. Aug. 27. R. Sal. Glaub [uncia]fs Aq f. [uncia]iv sach q.s. M. pro Cath. cap. cr. m [Recipe. Glaubers salt 1/2 uncia water 4 fluid unciae. sugar as much as is sufficient. mix. as a Cathartic let her take it tomorrow morning] 30. ulcer near healed up. no complaints 1778. Dec. 28. A very considerable breaking out about the mouth. complained a day or two ago of the stomach. had a fever last night and three nights before. R. Pulv. Ipec grxv cap vesp. pro emet. [Recipe. Powdered ipecac 15 grains let her take it in the evening as an emetic] R. Sal. Glaub- sach aa [drachma]vj aq f. [uncia]iij m. cap. cr.m. [Recipe. Glaubers salt and sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae water 3 fluid unciae. mix. let her take it tomorrow morning] 1779. Jan 3. Much benefitted by the medicines. stomach foul. no ulcer or fever. mouth much better. R. Haust Cath. s.a. [Received a Cathartic haust according to art]
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    20. Mrs. P. Smith 1777 Aug. 10. V.S. [bleeding] Sept 6. V.S. Sept. 17. A Bol. Calom and Rhae [a bolus of Calomel and Rhubarb] 18. Bol. did not oper[ate]. Rv. Bol. s.a. cap. h.s. [Repeat Bolus according to art. let her take it at bedtime] 25. Rv. Bol [Repeat bolus]
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    1777 Miss Nancy D 21 Aug. 26. troubled with denition and worms. aged about 20 month. M. Vermifuge decoct [uncia]viij [Mix a vermifuge decoction 8 unciae] two ounces to be taken for a dose night and morning. 3 or four hours after the last dose take a Cathartic. 29. Revisited her at D. hall [Drayton Hall] s.a. [according to art]. Fever yet continues. would not take the Cath. passed a worm by clyster. M. Stan. Pulv. [drachma]iij- [mix powdered tin 3 drachmae] [drachma]j [1 drachma] to be taken every morning in a spoonful of honey. [on] the 4[th] morning take a solution of the cake of roses a tea cup cup full at a time until it operates as a cath[artic]
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    22 1777 Seaboy. D. Aug. 26. Asthma occasioned by being trampled on the breast about 7 years ago. it is more troublesome in the summer than the winter season. blood issued from his nose just after the above violence. whenever the fit comes on he coughs blood excepting the summer when the injury was done. unable to lay down in the paroxysm a change from dry to wet weather or getting wet by dew or going in the water induces a return of the paroxysms which of late has increased both in frequency and duration. they sometimes lasting 8 or 10 days; and sometimes is but a few days free from the fit, which are never now less than 3 or 4 and 1/2 days continuance. cannot cough in the beginning of the fit but when it is about to go off then he coughs blood for one day Could not sleep or lay down last night on account of the Paroxysm which returned 2 or 3 daqys after the last which was slight and short and but a few days from a paroxysm which horrified him 7 or 8 days. Coughs blood. V.S. [uncia]vj [bleeding 6 unciae] 27. Slept tolerably well last night. layed down coughs no blood. easier, no complaints Sept. 1. vobmited much bile this morning. R. Ess. Antim. [uncia]j cap Stat pro emet. [Recipe. Essence of Antimony 1 uncia. let him take it immediately as an emetic] 6. has been tolerably easy until last night when the asthma returned so violently as obliged him to sit up all night. coughs blood. V.S. [uncia]iv stat [immediately bleed him 4 unciae] 21. Costively disposed for some days past- Cath cap stat [let him take a Cathartic immediately] 24. Paroxysm returned with spitting of blood- costive- obliged to sit up thru the night having little or no sleep- Cath. cap. cr.m. [let him take a Cathartic tomorrow morning] 25. Cathart[ic] omitted on count of his vomiting bile this morning. R. Ess. Ant. aq. f. aa [uncia]j M. cap stat pro cath and emet. [recipe. Essence of Antimony and fountain water, of each ingredient 1 unciae. mix and let him take it immediately as both a Cathartic and Emetic.] Continued p. 41.
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    1777 Betty. Mrs. R. Smith 23 Hepatitis Hysteritis Sept. 1. Complained of a dry cough. pains sometimes shooting to her shoulder blades; and likewise in the left side which is sometimes very sharp tho commonly dull and seated a little below the bottom of her breast. likewise a pain dull in the middle of her chest 3 or 4 inches below her collar bone. she lays easiest on the right side. sometimes she has a sensation of a ball arising in her throat. subject to violent passions of anger. inclined to sickness at the stomach 4. V.S. [uncia]vj [bleeding her of 6 unciae] 5. Pain in the side much abated, not so constant. but now and then sharp. fever last night. Pulv. Ipec. gr xx pro emet. cap vesp [Powdered ipecac 20 grains as an emetic. let her take it at vespers] 6. Emetic operated properly. brought up much sour stuff. stomach easier but not quite. pain in side not quite so constant but now and then very sharp. Cath. Sal. Glaub and ca cap cr.m. [Cathartic Glaubers Salt. Let her take it tomorrow morning] 8. Cath. was omitted. finds herself althogether much easier. Cath. to be taken tomorrow. 10. little or not complaints. Cath. omitted. to be taken cr.m. [tomorrow morning] 12. Cath taken yesterday. operated prop[erly]. no complaints but a little in the breast and the dry cough as before. to take a course of bilious pills and calom. [calomel] 14. R. Cal. gr v. Pulv Rhae. [scruple]j mel q.s.f.bol.cap.h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple honey as much as is sufficient. make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] 16. Bolus operated properly. says she has no complaints whatever 18. Voided blood downwards to day. has had a tenesmus ever since she took the Cath. bol. R. Ess. Ant. [uncia]j Aq. font [uncia]j cap. stat pro emet. Bol. e Cal. and Rh s.a. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Essence of Antimony 1 uncia. fountain water 1 uncia. let her take it immediately as an emetic. Bolus of Calomel and Rhubarb according to art let her take it at bedtime] 19. Mixt[ure] only operated twice downwards the bol. taken this morning. rather easier but yet much griped. has been troubled more or less with purging and discharge of blood ever since she last laid in which is about 9 years ago. has an aversion to physic makes shuffling excuses- loves gossiping. good eating and dram drinking..
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    24 1777 Richard. H. M. Sept. 3. labor under a rheumatism which is of a long standing. it sometimes affects both arms but almost constantly the left and sometimes the left thigh and leg. has at present a pleurisy in the left side, violent pains in the head and fits which he never had before. V.S. [uncia]vj [bleed him of 6 unciae]. apply a blister on the pained part of the left side 4. Better. but pain yet in the L. side. blister did not drain. no stool yesterday or today. R. Vesicant- R. Sal Glaub. [uncia]j Aq. f [uncia]iv Sach q.s. M. pro cath. cap. stat. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt 1 uncia. Water 4 fluid unciae. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix for a Cathartic. Let him take it immediately] 5. Cath[artic]. oper[ated] 4 or 5 times. head better. blister not drawn. side yet painful. R. Vesic- R. Tart Emet grij Aq f. [uncia]iv M cochl. j cap quaqua s.hora [Received Vesicant. Recipe. Emetic Tartar 2 grains. water 4 fluid unciae. Mix. 1 spoonful let him take every half hour] 6. blister not raised. mixt. sweated well and operat. once down. better, but cannot yet draw a full breath for the pain in the side. V.S. [uncia]iv [bleed him 4 unciae] 7. Feels easier but the pain in the side yet continues. Cath s.a. cap. stat [A Cathartic according to art let him take immediately] 8. side pretty easy. complained of a pain in his eyes and the rheumatism in his left arm. must undergo a course of Cal. [calomel] 9. side a little uneasy. R. Calom. gr ij mel. gut ij. rhae pulv. q.s.f.pil.cap.h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 2 grains. honey 2 drops. Powdered rhubarb as much as is sufficient. make a pill and let him take it immediately] 10. as yesterday. R. Mercury pill. 11. complained of the pain in his side. tho not great. apply to the part a blister. Rv. Mercury. 13. blister discharged properly. no pain in the side. breathes quite free. complained of a sickness at his stomach. being feverish last night, and being costive. Pulv. Ipec. grxx pro emet. cap vesp.- cr.m. cap. Glaub Salt [uncia]j Aq. f [uncia]iv Sach q.s.m.f.h. [Powdered Ipecac 20 grains as an emetic. let him take it in the evening. tomorrow morning let him take Glaubers Salt 1 uncia mixed with 4 fluid unciae of water and sugar as much as is sufficient. from this let a draught be made] see page 31.
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    1777 Miss Eliza Butler 25 Sept. 1. lanced a bite on the eye brow 1780. Nov. 26. Feb. Int. [Intermittent Febricula] R. Pulv. Ipec. gr x. cap. revers. parox. [Recipe. Powdered ipecac 10 grains let her take it to reverse the paroxysm] Dec. 9. Rv. [Repeat]
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    26 Mrs. McCarlan Campbell 1777 Sept. 8 Hysteria V.S. [uncia]iv [Bleed her of 4 unciae] R. Ess. Lavend. gut xxx. Ess. Menth gt. x. Aq. f. [uncia]iv. [Recipe. Essence of Lavender 30 drops. Essence of Mint 10 drops. Water 4 fluid unciae] a tablespoonful to be taken hourly. Pulv. Ipec. gr xx. pro emet. c.h.s. [Powdered ipecac 20 grains as an emetic. let her take it at bedtime] 9. stomach foul. much relieved by the emet. [emetic] rather low in spirits and pulse. R. cordial draught. R. Pulv. Rhae grxx. Cal. gr v. mel. q.s.f. bol. c.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 20 grains. Calomel 5 grains. honey as much as is sufficient make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] 10. no complaints but weakness 18. complains of weakness and loss of appetite. inclines to reach every morning and sometimes brings up bile and indigested Aliment. R. Pulv. Ipec. grxx. cap. pro emet. h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 20 grains. let her take it as an emetic at bedtime] 20. much relieved by the emetic. brought up a good deal of sour stuff. P. [pulse] full. and natl.[natural] cheerful tho weak. appetite returned 1778. Obstipatio July 7. R. Pulv. cal. grv. Pulv. Rhae. [scruple]j mel. q.s.f.bo.cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Calomel 5 grains. powdered rhubarb 1 scruple. honey as much as is sufficient. make a Bolus and let her take it at bedtime] 1780. Nov. 18. F.V.S. [uncia]iv [bleed her of 4 unciae] 19. a little better. R. Gum. Ammo. [drachma]j aq.f. [uncia]iij M. coch. ij cap. quaq 2 h. [Recipe. Ammoniacum 1 drachma. water 3 fluid unciae. Mix. let her take 2 spoonfuls every 2 hours] 20. Better. taken but half the med. continue 21. much better. Rv. Mixt s.a. [Repeat mixture according to art] add LL gut xij M. [Laudanum 12 drops mix] 22. Rv. Mixt. omit LL [Repeat mixture omit Laudanum] 23. Rv. Mixt and add LL gut xij- M. Pil Coe. grxx cap.h.s. [Repeat mixture and add Laudanum 12 drops. Measure Stomachic Pills 20 grains and let her take it at bedtime] 24. better. 25. Rv mixt sine LL. [repeat mixture without laudanum] 26. Rv. Mixt [repeat mixture]
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    1777 Miss Matilda Fenwick 27 Sept 10. Fever came on with shivering. sickness at the stomach. suspected to be troubled with worms has a discharge from her ear which has existed some time Ess. Ant. [uncia]j cap. Stat pro emet. [Essence of Antimony 1 unciae. let her take it immediately as an emetic] 11. Emetic oper[ated] well. had likewise two or passages down. fever soon went of after the emet. [emetic] stomach foul, sour. Pulv. Stan [drachma] cap.cr.m. in Syr. [uncia]fs. [Powdered tin 1 drachma let her take tomorrow morning in a 1/2 uncia of syrup] 12. No return of fever since the 10. nor any present complaints. Rv. Pulv Stan s.a. [Repeat Powdered tin according to art] 13. Rv. s.a. [Repeat according to art] 14. R. Pulv. Stan [drachma]j Calom. griij M. cap. cr.m. in sy. [uncia]fs. [Recipe. Powdered tin 1 drachma. Calomel 3 grains. mix and let her take tomorrow morning in 1/2 uncia of syrup] 16. Physick operated thrice downwards. no complaints. Nov. 21. She was feverish, sick at stomach. felt as inclining to vomit and something rising in her throat. suspect worms. M. Pulv. Ipec. grxv pro emet. cap vesp. [Mix powdered ipecac 15 grains as an emetic and let her take it at vespers] 22. emetic operated properly. stomach foul with phlegm and bile. feels much better. passed a worm downwards having two dijections from the Ipecac. M. Pulv. Stan [drachma]ij cap cr.m.s.a. [Mix powdered tin 2 drachmae and let her take it tomorrow morning according to art]. 23. Rv. Pulv. Stan s.a. [Repeat powdered tin according to art] 24. passed a worm yesterday and another today. feels quite easy. Rv. ut haesi [Repeat until it should work] 25. passed another worm yesterday and one today. complains much of a stiff neck. M. Pulv. Stan [uncia]iij cap.s.a. R.Ol. Oliv. [drachma]iv Sp.C.C. [drachma]ij M [Mix powdered tin 3 unciae according to art. Recipe. Olive Oil 4 drachmae. Spirit of Harts Horn 2 drachmae. mix] a bit of flannel to be soaked in two teaspoonful of the mixture and applied every two hours thru the day- 26. no complaints of her neck. appetite indifferent. otherwise very well. R. Sal. Eps. sach aa [drachma]v aq.f. [uncia]iijfs M.cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Epsom salt and sugar of each ingredient 5 drachmae. water 3 1/2 fluid unciae. Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning] four table spoonsfull and the remainder an hour after. 30. passed no worm with the last medicine. no complaints.
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    28 1777 Mastr. Joseph Izard Sept 12. lanced a boil 17. do [ditto] 1778. Aug. 3. R. Calom aquil. grij cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Eagle Calomel 2 grains let him take tomorrow morning] 1780. Oct. 16. Feverish. with D. Garden. R. Pulv. Jalap. gr viij aq. f. [uncia]ij M. coch j cap.q.h. pro re nata cras. [Recipe. Powdered Jalap 8 grains water 2 fluid unciae. Mix. let him take 1 spoonful every hour as circumstances require tomorrow] 17. having wasted some, the rest ineffectual. R. Pulv. Jalap. gr xij Aq.f. [uncia]iij Sach q.s. M. cap.s.a. [Recipe. Powdered jalap 12 grains water 3 fluid unciae Sugar as much as is sufficient Mix and let him take according to art] 18. ineffectual. R. Jal. gr viij Aq. f. [uncia]ij. cap. stat. coch. j. and rep. q.h. [Recipe. Jalap 8 grains. water 2 fluid unciae. let him take immediately 1 spoonful and repeat every hour] 19. no fever. but has a great cold in the head. 20. great swelling about the neck R. tart emet. grij- Pulv. Jalap grxxx Aq. [uncia]iij sach q.s. M. cap. [drachma]ij quaq semi hora [Recipe. Emetic tartar 2 grains Powdered Jalap 30 grains. Water 3 unciae. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let him take 2 drachmae every half hour] M. Sp. C.C. [uncia]fs. Aq. f. [drachma]ij. M Entro col. q.h. [Mix Spirit of Harts Horn 1/2 uncia-water 2 fluid drachmae Measure. ? to the neck every hour] Died. suffocated 1780 Mrs. Moultrie. General Dev. 7. Indisposition bilious R. Sal. Mart. [drachma]fs. Pulv. Rhae gr 45 Sap Cast [drachma]ifs. M f. pil. 64. Cape. 4 bis vel ter. in die pro aperient [Recipe. Martian Salt 1/2 drachma. Powdered rhubarb 45 grains. Castille Soap 1 1/2 drachmae Mix and make 64 pills. Let her take 4 2 or 3 times a day so that it may open]
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    1777 John/ Bella's child/ Miss Fenwick 29 Sept. 14. It is about 12 months old. said to have the hooping cough. it has a fever and stuffing in the head and throat and great difficulty in breathing. when coughing the phlegm seems so vivid and abundand as to threaten suffocation R. Cochl. thae j Aq.f. Coch thae ij M. [Recipe. 1 tea spoon fountain water 2 tea spoons mix] half to be taken tomorrow morning and if it does not bring it up in half an hour the remainder to be taken and worked off with warm water. 15. vomit operated well. greatly relieved. 16. cough and breathing much easier. fever. no stool since yesterday morning. Cal. grij. cap stat [Calomel 2 grains let him take it immediately] 18. easier and but little troubled with the disorder. 19. ut haesi [until it works] 21. ut h. [until it works] 28. cough and difficulty of breathing very troublesome. R. Ess. Ant [drachma]ij aq. font. [uncia]ij m. f. h. pro Cath. and Emet. [Recipe. Essence of Antimony 2 drachmae fountain water 2 unciae. mix and let a draught be made as a Cathartic and Emetic] 29. cough and breathing free and easy
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    30 1777 Bella. Miss Fenwicks servant Sept. 16. Complains of a violent pain in the side and sickness at stomach. has vomitted a little bile today. R. Ess. Antim. [uncia]j Aq. f. [Uncia]j cap stat. pro em. [Recipe. Essence of Antimony 1 uncia. Water 1 fluid uncia. let her take it immediately as an emetic] R. Cal. grv. Pulv. Rhae [scruple]j mel q.s.f.bol.cap.h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. honey as much as is sufficient. make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] 17. much relieved by the Emetic. no stool since the 15. complains greatly of a pain in the bottom of her belly. Enem. Com. cap. stat- Rv. Bol. ut haesi [Let her immediately take a compounded clyster. Repeat the bolus until it should work] 18. much relieved by the Clyster. bol. operated well. complains but very little of her belly. P. natl [pulse natural] 19. has a slight fever last night. no other complaints but a trifling pain at the bottom of her belly. Com. Cath of Sal Eps. cap cr.m. [Compound a Cathartic of Epsom Salt and let her take it tomorrow morning] 21. no complaints.
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    Richard H. M. p. 24 31 15. no complaints but the Rheumatism 16. mercury pill. 17. do [ditto] 19. do [ditto] 20. Complaints of a small pain in his left side owing to the increase of the Rheumatism in the left arm. belly free. cont. Nov 20. lately complains much of a sharp pain about the front of his left shoulder and breast, which later expands likewise as low as the false ribs. has fever every night which abates early in the morning. appetite indifferent. cannot draw a full breath. Emetic cap vesp [let him take an emetic in the evening] and Pil Coe v. cap.h.s. [and 5 Stomachic Pills let him take at bedtime] 21. brought up some bile and acidities. cath. operated properly. feels much better 22. complains much of the pain in the side. F.V.S. [uncia]viij [bleed him of 8 uncia] 23. blood thick but no inflammatory crust the pain is greatly removed from the lower part of the breast. R. Gum Ammo [drachma]ij rad. Allii ij- contunde f.bol.ij [Recipe Ammoniacum 2 drachmae 2 Garlic roots pounded. make 2 boli] one to be taken at night and the other in the morning. drink strong infusion of sassafrass. 23. feels rather better. Rv. Bol. s.a. [repeat Bol according to art] 24. relieved last night by a gentle perspiration. sleeps better. Rv. bol ij [repeat 2 boli] 25. pulse natural. feels cool. fever shorter. pains in the heart rather worse. belly gently loose. Rv bol ij [Repeat 2 boli] could not begin to drink the sassafrass before yesterday. 26. pains in the front of the shoulder and breast so increased he cannot draw a full breath. a gnawing pain in the left arm and elbow. fever less violent and long. the medicine keeps his belly loose and in bed a gentle perspiration. f.V.S. [uncia iv] [bleed him of 4 unciae] able to make a full inspiration. blood thick florid but not inflamed. breast much easier but the shooting or killing pain near the elbow sometimes very troublesome. Rv. bol vj cap s.a. [Repeat 6 boli let him take according to art]
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    32 1777 Hector ER [Edward Rutledge] Sept. 14. strained the tendons and nerves of the great toe and lacerated the skin under the joint of it. it is considerably swelled and pained but the pain extends not above two or three inches above the joint. apply an emol. poultice immediately 15. swelling much abated but the pain is near as great. rather costive. Rv. Catapl [Repeat Cataplasma]. the common glauber cath. to be taken im [immediately]. 16. the swelling gone. the pain much as before. discharges but little blood. cath. oper[ated] 3 or 4. Rv. Catapl [repeat cataplasma] 17. little or not rest last night from an increase of pain which is today much abated. the wound discharges a little smaller. Rv Catapl. R. LL gtt. xx Aq.f. [uncia]j m.c.h.s. [Repeat the cataplasma. Recipe. Laudanum 20 drops. water 1 fluid uncia. mix and let him take at bedtime] 18. slept tolerably last night. pain much abated. Rv. Catapl. and Anod h.s. [Repeat Cataplasma and an Anodyne at bedtime] 19. much the same as yesterday. no stool since the morning of the 17. Rv Cath s.a. and Anod. haust.h.s. cont catapl. [Repeat the Cathartic according to art and the Anodyne haust at bedtime continue the Cataplasma] 20. Cathart[ic] oper. 2. rested last night very well. no pain or swelling. discharges a yellow watery matter. healing. 22. no pain or swelling. but little discharge from the laceration which is near healed. Cont Catapl. Cath e Sal Eps andca s.a. cap cr.m. [Continue the Cataplasma. A Cathartic of Epsom salt among other things according to art let him take tomorrow morning] Oct. 4. fever. pain in head. stomach squeamish. skin dry. spir[it] low. costive. R. Ess. Ant. [uncia]j Aq f.[uncia]j.M. [Recipe. Essence of Antimony 1 uncia. Water 1 fluid uncia. Mix] half taken immediately and the remainder half an hour after. pro [illegible] prima via and sudor. sweat kept up by sage tea. Vespers- emetic brought up bile and phlegm. did not oper. by sweat or stool. spir[it] low and pulse low and moderately quick. Enem Domest. cap stat [let him immediately take a domestic clyster] a little wine in the gruel. cont p. 40.
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    1777. Daniel. ER. [Edward Rutledge] 33 Sept. 19. Ear Ache R. Sal. Eps. [uncia]j Aq. font. [uncia]iv. cap stat. pro cath. [Recipe. Epsom Salt 1 uncia. Fountain water 4 unciae. let him take immediately as a Cathartic] 20. little or no complaints. 22. feverish last night. ear ache not quite gone. has a small cough. no other complaints. Rv. Cath haust s.a. [Repeat Cathartic haust according to art] 1778. Nov. 21. Cholera R. Pulv. Ipec. grxv pro emet. cap stat. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains as an emetic let him take immediately] 25. operated well up and down. much bile evacuated. no complaints. 1779. March 15 Pleuritis f.V.S. q.s. R. Tart Emet gr ij. Aq. f [uncia]iijfs Syr. corn [uncia]fs. m. cochl. j cap.semiquaq hora donec Vomitatur [bleed him as much as is sufficient. Recipe. Emetic Tartar 2 grains water. 3 1/2 fluid unciae Corn Syrup 1/2 uncia. Mix let him take 1 spoonful every other hour until he vomits] 16. much better. M. Pil. Coe. gr xx cap h.s. [Measure a Pill of 20 grains Stomachic and let him take it at bedtime] 17. pills operated 3 or 4. better 19. M. Pil. Coe. grxxv [Measure 25 grains Stomachic Pills] 21. no complaints 1780 Sept. 16. Gastritis V.S. ad dilig [bleed him carefully?] h.6. but little better. M. Toment. M. Empl. Vesic ambo pro part affect [Mix a toment and a Blister Plaster and use both on the affected part] 17. vomiting to be a little encouraged with warm water. h.6.p.m. R. Ant [uncia]j Sal Absinth q.s. ad Sat. coch j cap q.h. [Recipe Antimony 1 uncia Wormwood salt as much as is sufficient so that he is satisfied. 1 spoonful let him take every hour] 18. pains and cough but little abated. took but [MS blank] dose- ejected- Rv. Toment [repeat toment] 19. better a little. has taken a little and but little nourishment. h. 6.p.m. Rv. Vesic [Repeat Blister plaster] 20. better. pains removed lower. enteritis R. LL gut xxv. Aq.f. [uncia]j dimid cap q. 2. h. [Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops. Water 1 fluid uncia. let him take 1/2 every 2 hours] v.p. 109.
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    34. Mrs. E [Edward]Rutledge. from p. 16 Sept. feels but little pain in her side. R. Ol. Menth gtt xij- Lavend compos. gtt vj Aq.f. [uncia]iv Sach alb. q.s. M [Recipe. Mint oil 12 drops. Lavender composition 6 drops. Water 4 fluid unciae. white sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix] a tablespoonfull to be taken every half hour 25. much relieved by the mixture which brought up much wind. pains in the sides much increased. feels heavy and dull. V.S. [uncia]iv Rv. mixt. R Calom. gr v. Rhae. [scruple]j mel q.s.f.bol.cap.h.s. [Bleed her of 4 unciae. Repeat the mixture. Recipe. Calomel 5 grains Rhubarb 1 scruple honey as much as is sufficient make a bolus and have her take it at bedtime] 26. felt very languid last night upon the raw change of weather. brought up much wind by the mixture which greatly relieved her. slept well. appetite tolerable. P. [pulse] moder. [moderate] strong and natl. [natural]. more cheerful and easy since the operation of the bol. which has only operated once hitherto. but very little pain in the sides. 29. feels very easy and cheerful which she attributes to dancing on the 27. Oct. 1. her side very uneasy last night. attributes it to wind. complaints low and weak. tooth ache. pulse moderately full and not quick. Rv. Mixt Carmin s.a. [Repeat Carminative mixture according to art] a blister to be put upon the right side tonight. R. Cal. gr xij. Mel gt. xij Pulv. Rhae q.s.f.pil- divid in p.e.vj. [Recipe. Calomel 12 grains. Mel 12 drops Powdered Rhubarb as much as is sufficient. Make a pill and divide in 6 equal parts] one to be taken each night for 3 inecessive then omit one night and so on. 3. blister being necessary to be refreshed with flies did not break until this morning when it discharged tolerably. troubled a little with wind last night but relieved by the above mixture. Cont the discharge of the Blist. and Calom [blister and Calomel] Rv. Bol cath e Cal and Rhae [Repeat the Cathartic bolus of Calomel and Rhubarb]. 5. no complaint but weakness. 6. blister dried up. no internal pains. fever last night, slight pain in bones, stomach squeamish. cont. p. 36
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    1777 Mrs. R. Smith from p. 17 35 Sept. 14. the bolus rendered useless. Rv. bol. s.a. cap.h.s. cont [repeat the Bolus according to art. let her take it at bedtime continue] 16. scarce feels her usual complaints. cont s.a. [continue according to art] 18. pains exceeding sharp, especially that one stricking through to the shoulder blades yesterday. pulse full. V.S. [uncia]iv [bleed her of 4 unciae] Emp. Vesic [Blister plaster]. to be placed over the pained part between the shoulders tomorrow morning. 19. xi. a.m. pains considerably relieved tho yet troublesome. Pill Bil. xxiv cont s.a. [Bilious Pills 24. continue according to art] 20. blister discharged copiously a yellowish thin matter. keeps up the discharge by means of Empl. Melil [Melilot Plaster] 22. discharged plentifully of thick matter inclined to brown. pulse slow and full. spirits low. pain on the back from an itching the part inclining to heal and from a wax plaster being laid over the place of the blister. none or but little sleep for two or three nights past. internal pain toward the shoulder blades entirely removed. the other pains about the liver abated but complains of a dull heavy pain in the head but not distressing. apply a poultice over the blistered part and use the Pedil[uvium] h.s. [at bedtime]. if it does not produce the effect in an hour take an Anodyne. 23. rested well last night. the blistered part but little painfull. every other remedy has been ommited on account of the blister ever since it was put on. the other complaints as yesterday. pulse full and slow. to begin taking the drops and decoction. Pil. Bil xxiv [24 Bilious Pills] 25. slept well. appetite good. caught a little cold yesterday which made her cough a good deal cont. p. 37.
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    36 Mrs. Rutledge from p. 34. Oct. 6. pain in the back of the head. last night rainy, crossed a wet street and lay thinly covered. Pulv. Ipec grxx pro emet. cap h.s. [Powdered ipecac 20 grains as an emetic let her take it at bedtime]. 7. emetic brought up much sour stuff. complains of a pain in the right side. otherwise better. apply a small blister to the part effected. 10. no pain in the left side. little pains about stomach attributed to wind. 12. feverish for a few nights past. pain slight in the right side. pulse full strong. nat [natural] quick. stomach as before. an emetic to be taken tomorrow night. 18. careless for some days of her person and in regularity of medicines or rather has not taken any. hence she complains of a rheumatism in her jaw, feverish at night. wind in stomach and bowels. tho but little of the hepatitis complaints and that only in the right side. Bol. Cath e Cal. and Rhae s.a. cap.h.s. Rv. Mixt Carm. s.a. [Cathartic Bolus of Calomel and Rhubarb according to art let her take at bedtime. Repeat the Carminative mixture according to art] 20. complains as last. rub the pained part with mustard three or four times per day. when in bed take a plentiful draught of whey and hartshorn 22. repeated the draught last night slept well the two last nights. the fevish pains on her bones and jaw removed. complains of her stomach. Emet. Ipec cap.h.s. [Emetic ipecac let her take at bedtime] 24. emetic ommitted. early this morning brought up sour stuff from her stomach and encouraged the operation with warm water. the emetic to be taken tonight 25. emetic ommited. complains of stomach. head. bones and jaw. pulse full and strong. V.S. [uncia iij [bleed her of 3 unciae] emetic to be taken tonight. Vesp. [vespers] h. 10 emetic oper[ated] properly. brought bile and sour stuff. the nourishment has taken all brought up. complains of great uneasiness about the stomach. R. LL xxiv Ess. Menth gt viij Aq font. [uncia]j sach alb q.s. M f.h.cap.stat [Recipe. Laudanum 24. Essence of Mint 8 drops Fountain water 1 uncia. white sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let a draught be made. let her take it immediately] 26. slept indifferently. brought up great quantities of wind. feverish and uneasy in bowels. scarcely complains of her side. low spirits. R. Ess. Ment. gt xvj Spt. Lav compos gtvj Aq.f. [uncia]iij Sach alb q.s.M [uncia]j cap. quaq semi hora. R. Sal Glaub [uncia]iv sach alb [drachma]iv Aq. f. [uncia]iij m.f.h. cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Essence of Mint 16 drops. Spirit of Lavender composition 6 drops. water 3 fluid unciae. white sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix let her take 1 uncia every half hour. Recipe. Glaubers Salt 4 unciae white sugar 4 drachmae. Water 3 fluid unciae. Mix let a draught be made and let her take it tomorrow morning] cont. p. 44.
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    Mrs. R. Smith p. 35 37 Sept. 25. pulse increased in number but seems oppressed and full. no sensible effect from bilious pills. spirits rather low. head ache pains feel easier than for some time past. R. Cal. gr.v. Rhae [scruple]j mel q.s.f.bol.cap.h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains Rhubarb 1 scruple. Honey as much as is sufficient. make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] 30. scarce feels any of her pains. yesterday and the day before thought she well. the bolus she thinks of great service. pulse quite natural. Rv. Bol. s.a. [repeat bolus according to art] to go thro a course of Calom [calomel]. R. Cal. grvj Mel gt. vj Pul. Rhae. q.s.f.m.pil-divid in p.e.vj [Recipe. Calomel 6 grains Honey 6 drops Powdered Rhubarb as much as is sufficient make a mixed pill divided into 6 equal parts] one pill for a dose to be taken for two nights successively ommitting the third night and so on. a blister to be applied to the right side tomorrow night. Oct. 3. blister did not draw sufficiently until last night when it broke late. pulse full and slow. feels no complaints whatever but the external pain of the blister. to continue the discharge of the blister and mercury 5. about 2 in the morning yesterday awoke with a shivering and fever from cold having flung off too much of the coverings. felt a little feverish and pains in her bones through the day but this day has no complains whatever but the itching of the place where the blister was. Bol. Cathart. e Rhab and Cal s.a. cap.h.s. [Cathartic Bolus of Rhubarb and Calomel according to art let her take at bedtime] cont mercury and decoct which latter has been too much neglected- Ess. Ant [uncia]fs. aq.f. [uncia]fs. M cap.s.a.[Essence of Antimony 1/2 uncia. water 1/2/ fluid uncia Mix and let her have it according to art] see page [MS blank] 7. head ache, low spirited and uneasy through the rawness of the weather and physic. 11. feels tolerably well. little shooting pain above the breast. unsettled weather. mercury pills agree. all gone. Rv Mercury pil vj aa grjfs Cal [Repeat Mercury Pills 6 of each ingredient 1 1/2 grains Calomel]. one to be taken three nights successively. Bol Cath. cap h.s. cr.nocte [Cathartic Bolus let her take tomorrow night at bedtime] 14. no internal pain but a very slight one in the right side about under two external boils on the place where the blister was. otherwide feels quite well. mercury agrees properly. apply a poultice to the boils and Rv. Ess. Any s.a. ut Oct.5 [repeat essence of antimony according to art as October 5]. cont. p. 45.
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    38. Joe, Sarahs grandchild. Miss Fenwicks Sept. worms. loss of appetite 28. R. Pulv. Stan [drachma]j cap.cr.m in Mel [uncia]j [Recipe. Powdered tin 1 drachma let him take it tomorrow morning in 1 uncia of honey] 29. no appetite. R. pulv. ipec. [scruple]fs cap.h.s. pro emet. Pulv. Stan [drachma]ifs. cap s.a. [Recipe. Powdered ipecac 1/2 scruple let him take at bedtime as an emetic. Powdered tin 1 1/2 drachmae let him take according to art] 30. Rv. Pulv. Stan [drachma]ifs [repeat powdered tin 1 1/2 drachmae] Oct. 1. R. Sal. Eps. [drachma]iij Aq. f. [uncia]ij Sach q.s.M.f.h. [Recipe. Epsom salt 3 drachmae Water 2 fluid unciae. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let a draught be made] half to be taken tomorrow morning and if during an hour it does not indicate to operate then the remainder to be taken 3. the mixture after the second dose operated upwards bringing much bile with it. he seems hearty and cheerful. belly less swelled. no fever. the medicine has no operations downward. Rv. Cath s.a. [repeat the Cathartic according to art]
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    Sept. 30. Mrs. S. Drayton 39 framboesia six or 7 years ago livid spots broke out on her arms and various parts of her body after a surfeit three or four weeks ago in a fever she took an emetic and the next day the Cort Per [peruvian bark] which put a stop to the fever. a few days after similar spots to those she had as abovementioned appeared upon her arms and body and now begin to appear about the hair on the forehead. she complains of an unusual internal heat Oct. 3. took when going bed the night before last night a bolus of Calom gr v Rhae Pulv. [scruple]j [Calomel 5 grains powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple] about four of the clock yesterday morning it disturbed her with a vomiting up of a dark green and afterwards yellow bile. the vomiting not encouraged hence sick for some hours afterwards. thinks however it was of service as the eruptions did not itch so much as before. complained of being feverish a little yesterday. R. Pulv. Ipec. [scruple]j pro emet. cap vesp. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 1 scruple as an emetic let her take it in the evening] 5. the emetic ommited on account of the uterine flow after the miscarriage not having ceased. to be taken tomorrow night. 10. the emetic not taken until yesterday morning when having a natural vomiting of coagulated bile she took the emetic which greatly relieved her. appetite better. Pil. Coe. grxv cap.h.s. [Stomachic Pills 15 grains let her take at bedtime] 12. complained of being hot yesterday and today and being a little squeamish. thinks the pills of service from the efflorescences on her feet being somewhat diminished. to undergo a course of thoroughwort. Bol. Cath e Rhae and Cal.s.a. cap.h.s. [A Cathartic Bolus of Rhubarb and Calomel according to art let her take at bedtime] 14. the bolus rather too powerful and griped her. thinks she has not been free from fever these two days past. complains much of thirst heat contin. p. 46.
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    40 Hector ER. [Edward Rutledge] from p. 32 Oct. 5. rested tolerably last night. no fever R. Sal. Eps. [uncia]j Aq.f. [uncia]iv Sach q.s. M. cap.stat [Recipe. Epsom Salt 1 uncia. Water 4 fluid unciae. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let him take it immediately] 6. Cathart[ic] operated three or four times. has no complaints but a little head ache. rested tolerably well. Pil Coe. iv aa gr.v. cap.h.s. [Stomachic Pills 4 of each ingredient 5 grains let him take at bedtime]
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    Sea boy D. from p. 22. 41 Sept. 26. asthma exceeding troublesome. V.S. [uncia]iv [bleed him of 4 unciae]. 27. slept laying down last night. no spitting. R. Ess. Ant [uncia]j cap pro Cath and Emet [Recipe. Essence of Antimony 1 uncia let him take as a Cathartic and Emetic] Nov. 19. returned to town. been much troubled a few days past with the asthma and spitting of blood. f. v.s. but about [uncia]v would flow which relieved him then. M. Pil. Coe. gr xx cap h.s. [Mix Stomachic pills 20 grains let him take at bedtime]
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    42. Mrs. C.C.P. 1777 Oct. 5. Cold, hoarseness, swelled throat. pulse quick. feverish. pill: Coe iv aa gr.v. cap.h.s. Sp. C.C gt xxx [Stomachic Pills 4 of each ingredient 5 grains let her take at bedtime. Spirit of Harts Horn 30 drops] to be taken h.s. [at bedtime] in a little whey. and 1/2 hour after a large draught of whey. two teaspoonsful of S.C.C. [Spirit of Harts Horn] immediately blended with one of Ol. [oil] in which soak a ribbon and apply in round the throat 1778. April 8. Bol. Cath doz. vj aa Pulv. Rhae gr xx. Calom gr vj [Cathartic Bolus a dozen. 6 of each ingredient. Powdered Rhubarb 20 grains. Calomel 6 grains.] Sept. 25. feverish at nights. costive. Pil. Coe gr xx cap h.s. [Stomachic Pills 20 grains let her take at bedtime] 26. pills did not operate. uneasy all day. R. Pulv. Rhae [scruple]j Cal. grvj mel q.s.f.bol.cap.h.s.[Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple Calomel 6 grains honey as much as is sufficient make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] Oct. 5. fever. pains in the forehead and eyes back legs andca[and other places]. stomach very uneasy. no sweat. has been upon from yesterday evening to this. no passage since yesterday. R. pulv. Ipec gr xv cap stat pro emet- R. tart Emet grj LL xxiv Aq.f. [uncia]fs m.cap [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains let her take immediately as an emetic. Recipe. Emetic Tartar 1 grain Laudanum 24 Water 1/2 fluid uncia Mix and let her take] when inclined to rest after the operation of the emetic and having taken a little nourishment 6. much relieved after taking the emetic. the anodyne she brought up with much bile. rested indifferently. has 2 passages downward. little fever and pain today. 6. p.m. much better. R. pulv. Rhae [scruple]j Pulv. Cal. gr vj f.bol.cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Powdered Calomel 6 grains. make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime]
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    J. Harleston Jr. from p. 15. 43 Oct. 20. the fever has disappeared. feels sometimes slight flying pains. only wind. the left ribs as resisting to pressure as the right, nor any complaint of the left side lately and but little in the right. the spitting but little, as usual, and from the same place i.e. the throat. 21. M. pil bil. 24 Cal.grxv mel gt vj Pulv Rhae q.s.f. Mes pil. divid in p.e. vj [Mix 24 bilious pills. Calomel 15 grains Honey 6 drops Powdered Rhubarb as much as is sufficient mix and make a pill. Divide in 6 equal parts] to be taken s.a. [according to art] 16th 25. better 29. felt 1 or 2. last night and a little this morning some sharp pains about the lower part of the left breast which soon after flew to the right. thought to be wind and imagines he has caught cold. only one passage yesterday. hawks pellucid which runs down a pain of glass which it did not do heretofore. has spit very little for some days past. on the whole much better. M. Sal. Eps. Sach alb aa [drachma]iv Aq. font. [uncia]iij M. cap.cr.m. Pil. Bil 24 [Mix epsom salt and white sugar of each ingredient 4 drachmae fountain water 3 unciae. mix and let him take tomorrow morning. 24 bilious pills] Nov. 2. no fever lately. 2 or 3 stools per day. pains in the lower part of the breast likewise in the lower part of the right side of the belly acute and shifting/ wind/. a little sensation of pain about the middle of the left breast. chest feels full and constricted. spits very little and of a transparent mucilagimous and froathy nature but not tough.V.S. cr.m. [bleed him tomorrow morning] 3. 5. p.m. feels frequent sharp stiches in the lower part of the left side which hastily prevents his drawing a full breath. V.S. about [uncia]iv [bleed him of about 4 unciae] 4. pain in side much easier. other symptoms. s.a. cont.s.a [according to art continue according to art] 5. little or none of the sharp pains of the third remaining. intends going to Georgia and not return until the 26 or 27. M Pil mercurcy xij aa Cal griij- Pil Bil LXXX [Mix Mercury pills 12 of each ingredient Calomel 3 grains. 80 Bilious Pills] during which absence to contin s.a. [according to art] according to circumstances 6. does not go for a day or two. rather a little better. M. Pil Bil 24. Pil Mercury s.a. vj [Measure 24 Bilious Pills. Mercury Pills according to art 6] 19. caught cold the 12 in the country from sitting in a warm room and dining and supping in a cold one which induced an asthma and defluxion on the lungs which occasioned to sit upright the greater part of two nights. the difluxion was great but being maturated, both affections were nearly removed naturally by the 16. he complained of a sickness in his stomach and bowels which were relieved greatly after being costive. by bilious dijections. the expectorated matter was like. contin? p 60
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    44. Mrs. Rutledge from p. 36. Oct. 29. feels much better. pains in the bones gone. likewise that in the jaw. rest disturbed by wind in the stomach and bowels. M. Ess Menth gt xij aq font. [uncia]ij Sach alb. m.f.h. cap h.s. [Mix essence of Mint 12 drops fountain water 2 unciae White Sugar mix and let a draught be mede and let her take it at bedtime] 30. mixture relieved her of much wind. slept well. cheerful. little or no complaints. to strenghthen her stomach and bowels by taken a teacupfull of Flor. Cham [Chamomile flowers] 3 or 4 times every day. Nov. 2. has slept well since last, and less troubled with wind tho she has not been so constant in the use of the Cham tea at she ought. cheerful and better tho this evening she complained of pains from cold all over her. the pain in the right side is seldom noticed though sometimes upon pressure. she postpones for 2 or 3 days a blister. take a little whey. w Sp C.C. [spirit of Harts Horn] when going to bed. her bowels has been oper[ating] 2 or 3 times a day since she took the cath. draught the 25. 4. feels pretty well tho her skin feels as if she had got a cold. but very little sensation of pain in her side. pulse full and natural. troubled by wind in her bowels last night. M Ol. Ess. Menth gt xij aq font [uncia]ij sach alb q.s. tinct [illegible] gt xxiv M.F.h. cap.h.s. [Mix Oil essence of Mint 12 drops fountain water 2 unciae white sugar as much as is sufficient. tincture [illegible] 24 drops Mix and let a draught be made and let her take it at bedtime] 5. feels tolerably well. Dec. she is with child. during this and the last month no other complaints than a little now and then from catching slight colds and debility of Pri. Via [Prima Via] 1778. Jan. 4. a little feverish and sick at stomach. Plethora f.V.S [uncia]iij emet cap.h.s. [bleed her of 3 unciae let her take an emetic at bedtime] amd post ca Pil cath q.s. [And afterwards a Cathartic pill as much as is sufficient] Feb. 26. Compl. as last f.V.S. [uncia]iij [bleed her of 3 unciae] blood very good. universal slight pains from cold. Cap. emet and Cath [let her take a Cathartic and Emetic] 28. much better. tho not free from the complaints. medicines omitted March 20. has been tolerably well in the country only dyspnaea troublesome for want of V.S. [bleeding] she miscarried today at Goose creek the child having been much injured by bruises from kicks. went to her. advice. M. Bol. Cath ij aa Cal gr v. Pulv. Rhae. grxx [Measure Cathertic Boli 2 of each ingredient Calomel 5 grains and Powdered Rhubarb 20 grains] cont. p. 50.
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    Mrs. R. Smith from p. 37. 45. 16. the bites dispensed but a hardness remains. feels no other internal pain but a slight one in the right side. mercury agrees. cont. and decoct. 20. the ride into the country thinks of much servivce to her. feels as if well except a sensation of pain sometimes in her right side. this not in the least troublesome. Rv. Bol. Cath.s.a.cap.h.s. [Repeat Cathartic Bolus according to art let her take it at bedtime] 21. the mercury tastes a little in her mouth. has taken 2 or 3 doses of decoct. thoroughwort. apply a small blister as near the affected part as possible. 23. pill Mercury xij aa Cal gr.ifs cap.s.a. [Mercury Pills 12 of each ingredient Calomel 1 1/2 grains let her take according to art] 24. blister discharged much. pulse moderately full and nat[natural] quick. gums tender. feels no pain except sometimes in the right side a dull pain which she scarcely notices. takes tolerably constant either the decoct Sonap[?] or Infus. Thorowt [Thoroughwort]. R. Ess. Ant [uncia]fs Aq. font. [uncia]fs. m.cap.s.a. [Recipe. Essence of Antimony 1/2 uncia. Fountain water 1/2 unciae mix and let her take it according to art] 28. complains of a tenderness where the blister was which is now dried up. feels a little pain toward her shoulder blades and thinks the pain in her side more troublesome than it was 8 or 10 days ago. tho not troublesome. pulse nat [natural] quick and full. gums tender. cont. Antim[ony] diet drink/ Cath bol e Rhae and Cal cap h.s. [Cathartic Bolus of Rhubarb and Calomel let her take at bedtime] 29. has hitherto taken only one mercury pill a day. each containing of Cal gr ifs [1 1/2 grain Calomel] M. Pil. Mercury vj aa cont grj Cal [Measure Mercury Pills 6 of each ingredient continue 1 grain Calomel]. one of which to be taken in the morning and one of the other in the evening. 31. last night a gentle salivation came on. had suspected it would come on from the preculiar taste she has had for three or four days past. complains of a little swelling of her throat. other complaints easy except the pain in the right side which is not in the least troublesome. [See authors note] the mercury bol. she takes in two nights. endeavored to check the salivation and to keep the taste in her mouth. R. Sal Eps sach alb aa [drachma]iv aq. font [uncia]ij pro Cath cap stat M. Bol. Cath s.a. [Recipe. Epsom salt and white sugar of each ingredient 4 drachmae. fountain water 2 unciae Mix as a Cathartic and let her take it immediately. Mix Cathartic Bolus according to art] Nov. 1. Cathart draught operated not. took half of the bolus last night. pulse full and strong. spitting not at all abated but rather increased. M. Crem Tart [uncia]j [Measure 1 uncia Cream of Tartar] part to be taken in whey to night and the remainder as a Cathartic tomorrow. 2. spitting rather increased. the quantity at least a pint. complains of little frequent shooting sharp pains about the contin. p. 51. [authors note] she had the day before overcome her strength by walking.
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    46. Mrs. S. Drayton from p. 39. bad taste in the mouth and uneasiness at the stomach. R. Pulv. Rhae [scruple]j pro emet. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple as an emetic let her take it at bedtime] 15. emetic brought up nothing more than what she drank. still feverish and very thirsty. skin has been hitherto dry. thinks the efflorescences decrease. [illegible] rad. cap i vesp. ad Sudor mov [[illegible] root let her take in the evening in order to sweat] 16. Decoct [illegible] operated properly. feels cool light and easy. R.Cort Per [drachma]vj Syr. Corn q.s.f.bol.cap.in lacta Stat paulatim [recipe. Peruvian Bark 6 drachmae Corn Syrup as much as is sufficient. make a bolus and let her take it immediately in milk gradually] 18. no symptoms of fever. feels light and cheerful. appetite returned. fresh breakings out about the wrist similar to the rest but very small. has begun to day to drink the thoroughwort. Cont. 23. feels quite hearty and well. the erupt. considerably abating. cont. thoroughwort. Nov. 12. the eruptions better by the use of the thoroughwort. but whenever healed as by exercise or eating her skin becomes itchy with small eruptions. cont. thoroughwort. [R. Sal. Eps. Sach Alb aa [uncia]fs aq f. [uncia]iij m cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Epsom salt and white sugar of each ingredient 1/2 uncia. water 3 fluid unciae. ix and let her take it tomorrow morning] 25. hardness of the eruptions much abated as well as their itching. feels hearty and well. the thoroughwort which is strongly decocted keeps her bowels free. cont. thoroughwort. 1780 Miss Sarah Butler. Nov. 22. Feb. inter. [intermittent febricula] [illegible]. obstinate. M. Pulv. emet gr xv cap revers parox [Mix a powdered emetic 15 grains and let her take it to reverse the paroxysm] 23. took the emetic this morning. 7. p.m. operated also downwards. Rv. Pulv. Cort Peruv. [uncia]fs. pulv rad serp. g xv M cap. grad. cr. [Repeat powdered peruvian bark 1/2 uncia powdered snake root 15 grains mix and let her take it gradually tomorrow] 24. fever prevented the use of the bark. 25. Do [ditto] excepting one dose. begin the bark as soon as the fever sensibly abates. 26. no fever yet. Rv. Pulv. Peruv. s. 23 [repeat the powdered Peruvian Bark according to the 23]
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    1777 Miss Polly Izard 47. Oct. 14. fever. dentition. disordered bowels. worms?. R. Tart Emet gr j aq f. [uncia]j M. Pro emet. dimid cap stat [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 1 grain. water 1 fluid uncia. Mix as an emetic and let her take 1/2 immediately] 15. no fever. easy and lively. no passage since yesterday forenoon. Cal. griij cap. stat [Calomel 3 grains let her take it immediately] 16. medicine operated once down. large dark green bilious discharge and none since. still feverish. Rv. Cal gr iv c.stat [Repeat Calomel 4 grains let her take it immediately] 17. only one small discharge in the evening from the medicine. the discharge colored as yesterday. Pulv. Rhae. grxij cap in mel vel aq.f. stat [Powdered rhubarb 12 grains let her take it in honey or fountain water immediately] P.M. h.7 no operat[ion] from the medicine Enem. Domest. cap stat. [Let her take a domestic clyster immediately] 18. Clyster operated once last night. feverish. Rv. Enem.s.a. stat [Repeat the Clyster according to art immediately]. gums a little swelled. dribbles a little. P.M.h 7 Clyster oper[ated] ij- feverish and fretful- gums tender and grinds her teeth R. Enem s.a. stat [repeat the Clyster according to art immediately] 19. P.M. h 7- a little feverish through the day. dribbles a good deal. Rv. Enem s.a. stat [repeat the Clyster immediately] 20. Clyster operated but little. very feverish and fretful. gums much swelled. much dribbling and grinding of teeth. R. Tart Emet. grj Aq.f. [uncia j- [uncia]j cap quaq hor pro cath- cap pro re nata vesp [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 1 grain Water 1 fluid uncia- let her take 1 uncia every hour as a Cathartic and let her take it as circumstances require in the evening] h.7. took only one eighth part of a grain of Tart Emet [Emetic Tartar] being one dose. it operated 7. times up and 2. down. the stools large. the vomiting much dark green and yellow bile. seems more lively and cheerful than for 2 days past. 21. much better but no natural passage. grinds her teeth much. take one 16th of a grain of tart emetic in the above mixture every 1/2 hour until it operates by stool Vesp. h.7. took but dose iij- no effect but a gentle perspiration. Rv Enem dom stat [Repeat domestic clyster immediately] 22. slept well. enem [clyster] operated properly. cheerful but fretful. gums but little swelled. feverish. R. Rad Lonicari [drachma]j aq font. [uncia]iij [Recipe. Honeysuckle root 1 drachma. fountain water 3 unciae][illegible]. to be taken a similar guantity morning and evening. cont. p. 49
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    48. Mr. St. Drayton 1777 Nephritis Oct. 21. V.S. [uncia]viij [Bleed him 8 unciae] Pedil[uvium] h.s.[at bedtime] R. Sach alb [drachma]j Ess. Menth gtt xvj Spt. Lav gt viij aq font. [uncia]ij M [uncia]fs cap quaq semi h. [Recipe. White Sugar 1 drachma. Essence of Mint 16 drops. Spirit of Lavender 8 drops Fountain water 2 unciae. mix and let him have 1/2 uncia every half hour] R. Sal Eps. [uncia]j Sach alb [drachma]iv Ess. Ment gtt viij. M. F.h. cap. cr.mane [Recipe. Epsom Salt 1 uncia. White sugar 4 drachmae. Essence of Mint 8 drops. Mix and let a draught be made. Let him take it tomorrow morning] 22. considerably better though he moves with pain and difficulty. Cath has oper[ated] ij-. the pain confined to the region of the left kidney. rub the part affected ij or iij times thro the day with Mustard. Vesp.[ers] h.7. much easier but the pain still very troublesome. Pedil h.s. [Pediluvium at bedtime] R. Tinct [illegible] gtt xxvj Ess Menth gtt. xvj Aq.f. [drachma]j sach alb [drachma]fs M Cap.h.s. [Recipe. Tincture of [illegible] 26 drops. Essence of Mint 16 drops. Water 1 fluid drachma. White sugar 1/2 drachma Mix and let him take it at bedtime] 23. rested tolerably. had two easy passages down which relieved greatly. R. mustard. s.a. [Repeat Mustard according to art] 1779. Sept. 7. Pyrosis R. LL gut xvj Aq font. [uncia]ifs Ol. Menth gut vj Sach q.s. M. [recipe. Laudanum 16 drops. Fountain water 1 1/2 uncia. Mint Oil 6 drops. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix] one spoonful to be taken every hour. h.7.p.m. much better. R. Pulv. Rhae grxv Calom grv f.bol.cap.h.s. R.LL gut xx aq.f. [uncia]j Sp. Lav. gut xx sach q.s. M. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 15 grains Calomel 5 grains. make a bolus and let him have it at bedtime. Recipe. Laudanum 20 drops Water 1 fluid drachma. Spirit of Lavender 20 drops. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let him have it at bedtime] 8. h.7.p.m. Low-jaded 9. no complaint.
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    Miss P. Izard from p. 47. 49 Oct. 23. could not prevail to take any tea. seems much easier. had a natural passage. take the tea if possible. 24. 5.6.7.8. taken no tea but has been gathering strength with an appetite. her breath smelt very [illegible] two days ago but now better. sometimes starts from her sleep and rubs her stomach and nose. but little of the grinding of her teeth. sometimes feverish but never long. R. Pulv. Stan [scruple]j Mel [drachma]j M. dos rept. m and vesp [Recipe. Powdered tin 1 scruple. Honey 1 drachma. Mix and repeat the dose morning and evening] 29. took 1/2 a paper of the powder last night and the other half this morning. rubbed her stomach much. appetite tolerable. the honey taken 28 occasioned a little lax but the discharge not by bile but powder. M. Pulv. Stan [scruple]ij [Measure 2 scruples powdered tin] half to be taken tomorrow morning the remainder in the evening. 30. appetite and strength increasing. better. Rv. P. Stan [drachma]j s.a. [repeat 1 drachma powdered tin according to art] 31. slept remarkably well the last two nights. three passages yesterday colored with the powders but one of them seemed a little green. Rv. P. Stan [drachma]j cap. s.a. [Repeat the 1 drachma of powdered tin. let her take it according to art] Nov. 1. same as the two last days excepting the quantity of stools 5 or 6 which seem natural exceping the decoloration from tin. her breath sulfurous. Rv P. Stan [scruple]iv cap s.a [repeat powdered tin 4 scruples. let her take it according to art] 2. much the same. only 2 stools today. R. Rad Lonicari [drachma]j Infund. aq. bul. [uncia]ij col cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Honeysuckle root 1 drachma infused with 2 unciae of boiling water. strain and let her take it tomorrow morning] 3. much the same. continue as yesterday. 4. do [ditto] but both yesterday and today has spilt most of the infusion. continue. 6. appetite and strength increasing. has taken only a small part of the infusion today. M. Rap Lonicari [drachma]ij cap s.a. div in partes aq. iij [Measure 2 drachma Honeysuckle root and let her take it according to art the medicine having been divided into 3 equal parts] 11. appetite and strength increasing. M. Lonicari [scruple]ij Mel [uncia]fs M. cap.cr.m. [Measure. 2 scruples honeysuckle. 1/2 uncia honey. Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning] 12. little eruptive heats on her arms and face. Rv Lonicari s.a. [repeat honeysuckle according to art] 13. Rv. Lonicari s.a. [Repeat honeysuckle according to art] 14.takes nearly all the powder which affect the feces of a blackish color. eruptive heats diminishing. sleeps and eats well. lively. Rv Lonicari [repeat Honeysuckle] 15. Rv. Lonic. s.a. [repeat honeysuckle according to art] Cont. p. 57.
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    50 Mrs. Rutledge. from p. 44. April. 8. Bol. Cath doz. vj aa Pulv. Rhae grxx Cal gr vj [A dozen Cathartic Boli. 6 of each ingredient. Powdered Rhubarb 20 grains. Calomel 6 grains] May. 12. slight pains about her side, stomach, head. R. Ol. Menth gtt.xij Aq font [uncia]ij Sach alb. q.s. Spt. Lav. comp gtt xij Cap. dimid stat- R. Pulv. Rhae gr xx Pulv. Cal. gr vi. mel q.s.f.bol.cap.h.s. [Recipe. Mint Oil 12 drops. Fountain water 2 unciae. White sugar as much as is sufficient. Spirit of Lavender compounded 12 drops. Let her take 1/2 immediately- Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 20 grains. Powdered Calomel 6 grains. Honey as much as is sufficient. make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] 13. no complaints. June 8. complained of an indispostion. shortness of breath and costive. pulse full. M. Bol. Cath s.a. dos iij [Measure A Cathartic Bolus according to art with 3 doses] to be taken occasionally. O9[?] 12. no complaints. July 10. O. complains of a fulness and heat about the liver. complained two days past low spirits and soreness or tenderness over her skin. cannot draw a full breath. V.S. [uncia]iv. [bleed her of 4 unciae] cap h.s. [let her take at bedtime] one of the Cath Bol [Cathartic Boli] which she has 11. feels and sleeps better. but not easy or cheerful today tho more than she was. 12. rode out yesterday in a hard going chair. felt the spot in her side about the side of a dollar very troublesome sometimes sharp other times dull and sometimes as a fluctuation. tension hindering a full inspiration. pain along the region of the colon. Cath haust cap cr.m. [let her take a Cathartic haust tomorrow morning] the cold bath Aug. 11. complained of difficulty of breathing and oppression about the liver. obstruction Mens. [Menstruation] should appear about this time S.Ven Saph. [Bleed her] till able to make a full inspiration. 12. much better for the bleeding. complained only of a pain in her eyes. oppression at her breast. wind. headache. R. Aq f. [uncia]ij Ol. Menth. Spt. Lavend. aa gut xij Sach alb q.s. M [uncia]fs pro dos quaque hora [Recipe. Water 2 fluid unciae. Mint Oil and Spirit of Lavender of each ingredient 12 drops. White Sugar as much as is sufficient Measure 1/2 uncia for a dos every hour] 13. no other complaints than weakness. cont. p. 54.
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    Nov. Mrs. R. Smith from p. 45. 51 the ears and lower jaw feels rather hot. pulse full and strong. appetite tolerably good. f.V.S. [uncia] iv [immediately bleed her of 4 unciae] blood very inflammatory and thick. does not think herself relieved by it. her other complaints as related 31st to recommence the infusion of thoroughwort. 3. spitting rather increased to about a quart. the pain and swelling about her jaw and throat a little abated. pulse moderately quick. skin a little hot. take when going to bed the remainder of the cath. bol. [Cathartic Bolus] containing of Cal. grijfs [2 1/2 grains Calomel] cont. thoroughwort infusion 4. bol. operated properly. spitting rather diminished. other respects much the same. continue thoroughwort. 5. spitting increased to more than a quart. caught cold felt feverish this morning. sneezes sometimes. pulse full and moderate. signs of increased weakness, pain in the head tenderness of eyes to light. mouth very tender otherwise much the same. M Sal. Eps. Sach alb aa [drachma]v aq font. [uncia]iij Spt. Lav gt vj M cap. cr.m. [Measure Epsom Salt and White Sugar of each ingredient 5 drachmae. Fountain water 3 unciae. Spirit of Lavender 6 drops. Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning] 6. cath. operated properly. her head eyes and throat feel better. spitting and side much the same. continue thoroughwort. 7. spitting much the same throat easier. pain in the side considerably so. slept better. R. Cal gr v. pulv. rhei [scruple]j mel q.s.f.bol. div in p.e.ij [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Honey as much as is sufficient. Make a bolus and divide it in 2 equal parts] one to be taken tonight when going to bed. continue infusion of thoroughwort. 8. cath. omitted last night. spitting and swelling in the throat less. more cheerful. pulse full and moderately quick. no air comes now through the crevices of the door near which she sits. cath. to be taken tonight. cont. 9. cath. opened properly. slept tolerably. spit less. throat much easier. no complaint but of her side and that so trifling that had she never been ill would have been unnoticed. thoroughwort omitted. continue it. apply a Catapl [Cataplasma] to the side over the pain when going to bed. to be removed tomorrow and the part rubbed 2 or 3 times throughout the day with mustard. 10. much the same as yesterday. continue s. hee M. Bol Cath s.a. [According to ? Make a Cathartic Bolus according to art]. 12. bol. operated properly. spitting ceased today and but little yesterday. feels light and easy and much better than for a long time past. has no complaint and has only a sensation of pain now and then in her left. continued. p. 55.
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    52. J. Ladson 1777 An itching red eruption upon the inside of each thigh near the scrotum. it is of 2 or 3 weeks standing. has used Ung. Mercury [ Mercury ointment] and washed it with sea water without any affect. heated humors from high living and want of vegetables. Nov. 3. R. Sach Sat [scruple]j aq. font [uncia]ij M. [Recipe. Lead acetate 1 scruple. fountain water 2 unciae. Mix] wash the inflamed parts with it 4 or 5 times a day. Pil. Coe. viij-aa grv [Stomachic Pills 8 of each ingredient 5 grains] 4 to be taken tonight and 4 the 5th Catapl[asm] to be applied. 7. itching a little diminished. pills operated 4 or 5 times each day. Rv. Pil. cap.s.a. dos ij [Repeat Pills. let him take them according to art 2 doses] 14. feels scarce any better. the Catapl has been entirely omitted. let them be applied to the parts affected every night. Rv. Pill. Coe. dos ij cap s.a. [Repeat Stomachic Pills 2 doses. let him take according to art] 21. just the same and with regard to the cataplasm too. Rv. Pill coe. dos iij- R Sach Sat gr x aq.f. [uncia]ij M utanda s.a. [Repeat Stomachic Pills 3 doses. Recipe. Lead acetate 10 grains water 2 fluid unciae. Mix. being used according to art]
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    1777 George Fenwick. 53 Worms and heat of humor. [MS blank] years old. has had for 4 or 5 days past a breaking out around the privities. itching all over the belly. fever last night and sickness at the stomach. picking of his nose frequently. Nov. 7. M. Pulv. Ipec grx pro emet cap vesp- R. Sal Eps Sach alb aa [drachma]iij aq.f. [uncia]ij M cap cr.m. [Measure 10 grams powdered Ipecac as an emetic and let him take it at vespers- Recipe. Epsom Salt and White Sugar of each ingredient 3 drachmae. Water 2 fluid unciae. Mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] let a cataplasm be applied to the parts that are breaking out and let it be renewed night and morning. 9. emetic brought up green and yellow bile operating easy. the cath. operated thrice and brought away a large round worm full of young ones. the itching is greatly abated and the sore seems cool and soft and much diminished. M. Pulv. Stan [drachma]ifs. cap.cr.m. in.syr.corn [uncia]fs. [Measure 1 1/2 drachmae Powdered tin and let him take it tomorrow morning in 1/2 uncia of Cor Syrup] 10. the inflammation much abated. feels light and playful. runs about very freely and before he could scarse walk. M. Pulv. Stan [drachma]ij cap.s.a. [Measure Powdered Tin 2 drachmae let him take according to art] 11. M. Pulv. Stn [drachma]iij cap s.a. [Measure 3 drachmae Powdered Tin and let him take it according to art] 12. inflammation better. no itching on the belly. M Pulv. Stan [drachma]iv cap.s.a [Measure Powdered Tin 4 drachmae and let him take according to art] 13. M. Sal. Eps. Sach alb.aa.[drachma]iv-aq.f.[uncia]iij M cap.cr.m. [Measure Epsom Salt and White Sugar of each ingredient 4 drachmae. water 3 fluid unciae. Mix and let him take tomorrow morning] 14. cath had operated but once before 12 o clock. brought away one large round worm. Rv. Pulv. Stan s.a. [Repeat the Powdered Tin according to art] the inflammation and eruption almost removed. continue cataplasm 15. Cathart[ic] operated but twice. feels every way better Rv. Pulv. Stan s.a. [Repeat Powdered Tin according to art] 16. omit the cataplasm tonight. Rv. Pulv. Stan s.a. [Repeat Powdered Tin according to art] 17. R. Sal Eps Sach alb aa [drachma]v aq.f. [uncia]iv M. cap.cr.m [Recipe. Epsom Salt and White Sugar of each ingredient 5 drachmae. water 4 fluid Unicae. Mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] 19. cath. operated 6 or 7 times without any appearance of worms. 22. the sore healed up but looks tender and inflammed. R. Sal. Eps. Sach aa [drachma]iv aq.f.[uncia]iij M. cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Epsom Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 4 drachmae. water 3 fluid unciae. mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] 23. the tenderness and inflammation gone. no complaints. 1778 April 2. Sept. 19. Eruption in the palm of his hands. heat of body. squeamish stomach. R. Pulv. Ipec. grx pro emet. cap Vesp. R. Sal.Glaub sach aa [drachma]iijfs aq.f. [uncia]ij M cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 10 grains as an emetic let him take it at evening- Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 3 1/2 drachmae water 2 fluid unicae. Mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] continued p. 93
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    54 Mrs. Rutledge from p. 50. August. 16. complains of her head a little, but much of heat and oppression about the region of her stomach and liver on each side a pain in her bones and fever last night. the weather has been very wet raw and cool and changeable for some days. she has grown thin weak and complained of loss of appetite and oppression at her stomach chiefly wind V.S. [bleed her] till she can breathe easily. which was about [uncia]iij. her [illegible] after and bled as much more and she thought herself better for it. 17. better but feeble and dejected. looks very yellow. pulse strong. 18. as soon as she went to bed was seized with a shivering and had a fever all night with a moist skin. night cool. complains of pains all over even her fingers. sides likewise. costive. take a sweat of Snake root immediately Cath Bol.s.a. cap.h.s. [A Cathartic Bolus according to art let her take at bedtime] 19. much easier after the sweat. not continued enough. seized with a vomiting about three in the morning and brought up some bile and this sometimes did when taking calomel by itself 7 p.m cath. operated 5 or 6 times. the pains about her side much abated but feels very unwell languid jaded and a tingling over her skin and at her fingers. Pedil h.s. [A Foot Bath at bedtime] slept better last night. 20. feels better than she could expect. slept tolerably well. complexion much clearer. R. Pulv. Ipec grxv pro emet cap h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains as an emetic let her take at bedtime] after vomiting, the 2 or 3 last time has been affected with Pyrosis- R. LL gt xxv Spt. Lav gttvj aq.f. [uncia]j sach alb q.s.M [Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops. Spirit of Lavender 6 drops Water 1 fluid drachma. White Sugar as much as is sufficient Mix] to be taken when she is disposed to go to rest. take nourishing gelatinous diet as Sage often 21. slept tolerably well. cheerful. complains of weakness and the heat internal about the region of the liver. continue till countermanded the gelatinous diet to be taken frequent and in small quantities. apply blister one to each side immediately over the pain. 22. blister drew properly. fainted before and after they were removed this morning. thinks the internal pain greatly removed and perhaps than what she continued p. 59.
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    Nov. Mrs. R. Smith from p. 51. 55 left side and sometimes when she makes a full inspiration. feels sometimes flying trifling pains about her breast the lower part. supposed to be wind. Ess. Ant gt L. cap in unquam vehic and augenda ad nauseam- Empl. Vesic [ Essence of Antimony 50 drops let her have it in any vehicle and until she vomits. A blister plaster] to be placed over the pained parts. 13. Vesic [blister] not put on till this morning. made several passages to find the pained place to apply the vesic. 14. blister drew tolerably. feels the pains sensibly internally when she makes a full inspiration. continue. 15. feels the pain of her side internally only sometimes. her flying pains about the lower part of the breast. wind only. pulse slow but not full. head ache but frequently the case when her rest is disturbed the preceding night. upon the whole, she feels her head better, her feet not so tender as they used to be upon every little exercise. can take more without fatigue and feels every way more agreeable to herself. internally and externally than she has done for two years past. twelve drops of Ess. Ant [Essence of Antimony] used to treat nausea she takes gt.x [10 drops] without any nausea. increased it to xij morn and even-M. bol Cath s.a. [12 morning and evening Measure a Cathartic Bolus according to art] 18. finds herself much better. scarce feels the hepatic pain and that but sometimes. feels other pain flying about which are only wind. continue Ess. Ant [Essence of Antimony] 20. M. Ess. Ant Aq.f.aa [uncia]fs M. cap.s.a. [Measure Essence of Antimony and Fountain water of each ingredient 1/2 uncia. Mix and let her have it according to art] She now takes 20 drops for a dose. 26. feels a tension in her right side though rarely and trifling. has been irregular and hurried about much for some days past, though she bears fatigue infinitely better than she has done for many months nor is she the worse for it. keep her bowels constantly free with the bil. pill [bilious pills] some of which she has and take a cathartic whenever she is sensible of any tension in her side. M. Pulv. Rhae [scruple]j Cal gr v. mel q.s.f.bol [Measure Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Calomel 5 grains. Honey as much as is sufficient make a bolus] Dec. 1. the sensation of pain in her right side. so trifling that she should not notice it had she not been previously ill. felt herself benefitted by the cath. bol. complains a little of the tenderness of her feet which she imagines. continue p. 63
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    56. Diana Mr. R. Smith Nov. 14. confined to her bed by her foot being lamed about 8 or 10 days ago by a splinter and a pain and swelling in her throat which occasioned her to speak and swallow with difficulty. her foot is much swelled and so painful she can hardly put it to the ground. the plasters and physic hitherto taken ineffectual. M. Ol. Oliv [drachma]ij C.C. [drachma]j m. [Measure 2 drachmae Olive Oil and 1 drachma Harts Horn mix.] a slip of flannen [flannel] to be soaked in two teaspoonful of the mixture and received every two hours. a cataplasm of bread and milk to be applied to the foot. 15 foot less painful and swelled. and discharges better though little and bad. throat much better. continue cataplasm. R. Sach Gl. Sach aa [uncia]fs aq.f. [uncia]iij M cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1/2 uncia Fountain water 3 unciae.mix and let her take it tomorrow morning] 16. cath. operated properly. throat quite easy. the pain and swelling of the foot nearly abated but the cataplasm is removed and the discharge not very good. continue cataplasm. omit the Volat. Linim [Swift liniment] 18. the cataplasm omitted. the wound does not discharge properly otherwise seems well. continue cataplasm . 21. suppurates tolerably from the cataplasm. M. Pil.coe iv cap.h.s. [Measure 4 Stomachic Pills and let her take them at bedtime] 24. wound discharged properly and voided a large splinter. the wound is now healed up and the foot is without pain and welling. [M. Haust Cath. s.15 cap.cr.m. [Measure a Cathartic haust according to the 15th and let her take it at bedtime] 1779 Feb. 18. Fed [Febricula] [illegible] 16-18 cum Frambesia R. Pulv. Ipec grxv. cap stat. pro emet. R.Pill coe. grxv cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains let her take it immediately as an emetic. Recipe. Stomachic Pills 15 grains let her take at bedtime] 19. stomach easy. brought up acid saburra- Cath operated 3-no fever 20. fever and Fram[besia] came on about 3 p.m. the eruption and fever lessened each paroxysm. R. Pill coe grxx cap.h.s. [Stomachic Pills 20 grains let her take at bedtime] 22. P.M.h5 Pills operated 5 or 6 times. no return of fever or eruption. no complaint.
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    Nov. Miss. P. Izard from p. 49. 57 17. seems perfectly well but grinds her teeth sometimes in her sleep. R. Sal Eps. Sach alb.aa. [drachma]vj aq.f.[uncia]iij Sp. Lav. gt. iij M dimid cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Epsom Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae. Fountain water 3 unciae. Spirit of Lavender 3 drops. Mix. Let her take half tomorrow morning] 19. took about half which operated 2. which were a little bilious. no appearance of worms. the itching eruptions somewhat abated. otherwise seems in perfect health. 24. very well except a hardness in her cheek where a bite appeared but never suppurated. Apply Empl. Mercury [Mercury plaster] 1778. Nov. 22. R. Pulv. Cal. griv.cap.cr.m.pro cath [Recipe. Powdered Calomel 4 grains let her take tomorrow morning as a Cathartic] 1779 April 8. M. Pulv. Anthelm dos vj aa Pulv. Stan [drachma]fs Cal grj. [Measure 6 doses of Powdered Anthelmintics of each ingredient 1/2 drachma Powdered tin and 1 grain Calomel] one to be every morning exhibiting a purge the 4 morning and omitting the powders. a purge the morning after the last powders. Sept. 19. fever. worms. R. Pulv. Stan [scruple]ij Mel q.s. cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Powdered Tin 2 scruples honey as much as is sufficient let her take tomorrow morning] 20. Fever gone off for the first time for three days. Rv. Pulv. s.h. [Repeat Powdered tin according to ?] 21. R. Pulv Stan [scruple]ij Calom griij cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Powdered Tin 2 scruples Calomel 3 grains let her take it tomorrow morning] 22. R. Sal Glaub Sach aa [drachma]vj aq.f. [uncia]iij M. cap.cr.m [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae fountain water 3 unciae. mix and let her take it tomorrow morning] coch ij aa qua hora [two spoonfuls of each ingredient every hour] 24. med did not operated yesterday. had two stools today mixed with slime and the skins of deceased worms. R. Sal Glaub Sach aa [drachma]vij aq.f. [uncia]iij coch ij cap qu. 1/2 hora [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 7 drachmae fountain water 3 unciae. 2 spoonfuls let her take every 1/2 hours] 1780 Peter. M. C. Campbell. Nov. 23. Cynanche R. Pulv. Ipec grxx cap stat pro emet. R. Ol. Oliv. [uncia]j Sp. C.C. [uncia]fs.M [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 20 grains let him take immediately as an emetic. Recipe. Olive Oil 1 unciae. Spirit of Harts Horn 1/2 uncia. Mix] 24. Rv. emet [repeat emetic] 25. brought up much bile. better. [R. Pulv. Jalap grxxx aq [uncia]iij M. cap stat [Recipe. Powdered Jalap 30 grains water 3 unciae mix and let him take immediately] 26. better. Rv. Liniment s. 23. R. gum Am [uncia]j Aq.f. [uncia]iij M. coch. j cap qu. h. [Repeat Liniment according to the 23rd. Recipe. Ammoniacum 1 uncia. fountain water 3 unciae. Mix. 1 spoonful let him take every hour] 29. R. Pulv. Jalap grxxx Aq.f. [uncia]iij M. Cap.stat. M. Empl. vesic- pone stat post col. [Recipe. Powdered Jalap 30 grains fountain water 3 unciae. Mix and let him have it immediately. Mix a blister plaster and place it immediately after it has been strained] v. p. 71.
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    58. Fatima. E. Rutledge 1777. Nov. 17. peripneumonic and vomiting of bile. M Ess. Ant [uncia[j cap vesp pro emet [Measure Essence of Antimony 1 uncia and let her take it at evening as an emetic]. a blister to be applied over the pained part. 18. brought up much bile by means of the emetic. feels much easier and rested much freer from fever than usual. no passage today or yesterday. the blister was put on this morning. R. Sal Eps [drachma]v Sach [drachma]v aq.f. [uncia]iv M cap stat pro cath [Recipe. Epsom Salt 5 drachmae. Sugar 5 drachmae. fountain water 4 unciae. Mix and let her have it immediately] 19. Cathart[ic] operated 5 times. blister operated properly. can now draw a full breath. appetite good. 20. troubled with a fever last night and cough. R. Ess. Ant. [drachma]ij aq.f. [uncia]j M [Recipe. Essence of Antimony 2 drachmae. Fountain water 1 uncia. mix] half to be taken an hour before going to bed the rest at bed time with a draught of tea of whey. Pil. coe. v.cap.h.s. [let her take 5 Stomachic pills at bedtime] 22. Sudorific and Cathartic each operated gently. cough got a little troublesome. R. LL. gt.xxiv.aq.f.[uncia]j sach q.s.cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 24 drops fountain water 1 uncia sugar as much as is sufficient let her take it at bedtime] 23. cough as before. complained a little of her side. Rv anod [repeat anodyne] 24. cough as before. can by no means draw a full breath from a sharp pain in her side. f.V.S stat [uncia]viij vel deliguim- R. Sal Eps sach aa [uncia]v aq.f. [uncia]iv M f.h. cap.r.m. [Bleed her immediately of 8 unciae or select recipe. Epsom salt and sugar of each ingredient 5 unciae fountain water 4 unciae. mix and let a draught be made. let her take it tomorrow morning] 25. blood very inflammatory. slept very well. no complaint in her side and the cough but very little troublesome. cathart[ic]. operated properly. Rv Haust Anod s.a. [Repeat Anodyne according to art] 26. pulse natural. slept well. no pain in her side when she makes a full inspiration. coughs less. R. Sal Eps. sach aa [drachma]v aq.f. [uncia]iv M cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Epsom Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 5 drachmae. fountain water 4 unciae. mix and let her have it tomorrow morning] 30. no complaints but coughs a little. Rv. Cath s.a. cap.cr.m. [Repeat Cathartic according to art and let her take it tomorrow morning]
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    Aug. Mrs. Rutledge from p. 54. 59 feels is the topic pain from the blister. M. two Melilot plasters. let the blistered parts be kept discharging R. Pil coe iv Anod haust s.a. [Recipe. 4 Stomachic Pills an Anodyne haust according to art] both to be taken h.s. [at bedtime] 23. slept little. blisters discharged copiously. Rv Mel. [Repeat melilot] plaster 2 a day Pedil. hor som. [Foot Bath at bedtime]- contin diet Cath operated properly. and did not gripe as those of Calomel. 24. blistered place very tender and itchy, so that she slept but little. otherwise only complains of weakness. R. Sal Mart. gr [MS blank] Spt. Lavend. gtt x aq.f. [uncia]iij cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Martian Salt ? grains. Spirit of Lavender 10 drops fountain water 3 unciae let her take tomorrow morning] 27. yesterday morning the blistered places were so painful that they deprived her of sleep therefore they were washed with milk and water and covered with a common thin plaster of wax and oil. this morning they are skinned over. i ordered the pedil. [foot bath] last night and she rested well. had no dejection since 23. R. Pil coe grxx haust anod cap h.s. [recipe. Stomachic Pills 20 grains anodyne haust let her take at bedtime] each- the chalyb [steel] draught not take till this morning 28. slept well. cath operated properly. appetite increased feels very little pain and is in good appearance and spirits. 29. Rv. Haust Chalyb [Repeat Steel haust] 31. Rv. Haust Chal [Repeat Steel Haust] Sept. 3. brought up the last draught with much bile. cleansed her stomach warm water. complains of tension in her right side. costive. sleeps well. R. Pil coe. gr.xx-Haust anod s.a. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Stomachic Pills 20 grains Anodyne haust according to art let her take at bedtime] 4. medicines omitted last night. to be taken tonight 5. medicines operated 4 or 5 times. complains of weakness/jaded/ and unusual gentle sensations within and in her hands and feet. fever at nights. pulse very full and regular and moderately slow. O.6. R. haust Chal [Recipe. Steel haust] 6. better. but caught cold in the evening and complains much of pains in her stomach, sides, and all over. take a sweat of Snake tea and when she inclines to sleep Rv. Haust Anod and Carmin [Repeat Haust Anodyne and Carminative]. 7. rested little all night. no sweat. the snake operated down. pains in the stomach and bowels flying and sharp. wind. R. LL gtt xxxvj Spt. Lav gtt xviij aq.f. [uncia]ifs M [Recipe. Laudanum 26 drops Spirit of Lavender 18 drops. Fountain water 1 1/2 uncia Mix] a spoonful every hour but if pain violent and frequent every 1/2 hor h. 12. took 2 doses. slept well. brought up much wind which greatly relieved her. complained much of pain in head skin and bones. Rv. Infus Snake donec sudorificator [repeat snake until she should sweat] h. 5. sweated tolerably. much relieved. thirsty. continue snake. limejuice a little. continue. p. 61
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    60 J. Harleston Jr. from p. 48. Nov. like that from maturated colds though 3 or 4 times he hawked up a little blood. at present what he hawks is just as it was before he went out of town only the quantity is a little more. R. Sal. Eps Sach alb aa [dachma]vj aq.f. [uncia]iv M cap cr.m. [Recipe. Epsom Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae Fountain Water 4 unciae mix and let him take tomorrow morning] Dec. 4. finds a little uneasiness at the stomach and rather costive. has taken no medicines for 3 or 4 days and it will be inconvenient for 3 or 4 to come. 7. spit rather more having caught cold 3 or 4 days ago. M. Pil coe. gr xv cap h.s. Pil Bil xij cap s.a. [Measure Stomachic Pills 15 grains let him take at bedtime. Bilious Pills 12 let him take according to art] 10. cathart. omitted. much the same as he as been except his nose having bled a little every day for 3 or 4 days past. take the cath. as soon as possible. 15. did not take any remedy until last night he took the cath. pills. they operated and he finds himself relieved thereby. the first stools plentiful with granulated lumps like tallow. had no [illegible] while in the country this time. hawks a good deal but not more than the 7th once or twice hawked a little blood. the matter hawked in the morning seems as he imagines purulent but during the course of the day as usual. feels a little uneasiness sometimes about his stomach and the pained spot before mentioned in the left breast.R. Sal Eps sach alb. [drachma]vj aq.f. [uncia]iv Ol. Menth g.vj M f.h. cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Epsom Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae. fountain water 4 unciae. Mint Oil 6 drops. Mix and let a draught be made. Let him take it tomorrow morning] 17. feels himself as well as ever since the cath. which operated properly. 19. much the same. spits little or none after breakfast and but a sensation of uneasiness in the left breast low down. going for a few weeks in the country. to take the cold bath every other morning with a previous cathart. for the first time. to keep his bowels free with assistance of the pill coe and Bil- M. Pil. coe xij Pil Bil. LXXvj[Stomachic Pills and Bilious Pills. Measure 12 Stomachic Pills and 76 Bilious Pills]
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    Mrs. E [Edward] Rutledge from p. 59 61 Sept. 8. much better tho not entirely free of the pain in her skin and bones and eyes. pulse tolerably calm and full. has a diaphoresis. keep it for 2 or three hours with a little snake root tea and chicken broth. 9. better. no fever. complained of wind in her bowels. she had a purging which was very troublesome, frequent, and little else than slime. it is much abated having been but twice to day. take a few cups of cold chamomile tea thru the day. 10. better. stomach and bowels stronger and less troubled with wind. appetite better. continue infusion chamomile. 11. looks and feels better. continue chamomile infusion today. tomorrow change to the Chalyb [iron] draught. R. Sal Mart grv aq.f. [uncia]ij Spt Lav. gt.x. M [Recipe. Martian Salt 5 grains fountain water 2 unciae. Spirit of Lavender 10 drops. Mix] half early in the morning the remainder an hour after 12. medicine agreed very well. much as yesterday. has taken 2 cups of chamomile tea. omit it while taking the Chal [iron] draught. Rv. haust chal. aug. Sal ad gr vj [Repeat Iron Haust ? Salt towards 6 grains] 13. the 2nd part of the draught occasioned her to bring up some yellow and sour stuff which she encouraged with warm water and was relieved. Rv haust Chal. s.a. [repeat Iron haust according to art] 14. retained the medicine. appetite and rest tolerable. pulse moderate and full. [illegible] stronger a little and not troubled with wind or pain there 2 or 3 days. Cont haust Chal [continue Iron haust] 15. does not feel so well to day. M. Pil coe grxx cap h.s. [Measure Stomachic pills 20 grains and let her take it at bedtime] 16. Rv. Haust Chal [Repeat iron haust] 17. had omitted the medicines of 15.16. to take tonight the pil. coe. [Stomachic Pills] 18. Rv Haust Chal [Repeat Iron haust] 19. change the Chalyb [iron] to the chamomile draught. 20. complained much yesterday of a fullness and itching in both her sides. otherwise tolerable. new moon today. 24. the pain and tension diminished. appetite and digestion good. little or no flatulence. costive. think the pil coe [Stomachic Pills] without the anodyne gripes- R. Pil coe grxx cap.h.s. cont Cham [Recipe. Stomachic Pills 20 grains let her take at bedtime. Continue Chamomile]. Oct. 5. the extreme vicissitudes of heat wet and cold the 3rd and 4th has occasioned a fever and with pains in her head and back and limbs. soreness in all her bones. has been in disposed with little fevers for some nights past. has been costive mostly since she took the last pills, and seldom goes without medicine. she is obliged to keep her bed. R. Crem Tart. [drachma]vj [Recipe. Cream of Tartar 6 drachmae] to be taken in a weak punch or broth 6 p.m. does not feel so hot but complained much of the pains in her bones. no passage. a little sweat. R. Tart Emet grj LL gtt xxiv aq.f. [uncia]fs M cap.h.s. [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 1 grain Laudanum 24 drops. Fountain water 1/2 uncia. Mix and let her take at bedtime] continued p. 96
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    62 Rutledge Henry Nov. 21 Varicella R. Sal Eps Sach alb. aa [uncia]iij aq.f. [uncia]iij cap.cr.m. [Recipe Epsom Salt and White Sugar 3 uncia. Fountain water 3 uncia. let him take tomorrow morning] four table spoons full first- about an hour after take the remainder Dec. 14 Febris Pain all over. sickness at the stomach. dull and languid. R. Ess. Ant Aq.f. aa [uncia]fs. M pro emet. [Recipe. Essence of Antimony and Fountain water of each ingredient 1/2 uncia. Mix as an emetic] half to be given immediately- the remainder half an hour after if necessary. 7. p.m. emetic operated 5 or 6 times half only being taken. brought up bile and acidities. slept soundly after it and was cheerful and full of play in the evening. fever still continues. supposed too to be cutting of a tooth. R. Sal Eps Sach alb. aa [uncia]iij aq.f. [uncia]iij cap.cr.m. ut 21 [Recipe Epsom Salt and White Sugar of each ingredient 3 unciae. fountain water 3 unciae. let him take tomorrow morning as the 21st] 15. med. operated properly. no complaints. 1778 March.3. worms. Pulv. Stan [drachma]iij cap in mel [uncia]fs. Rv. pro dos. iij cap in mane Mane 4. cap cath- M.5. Pulv Stan [drachma]iv cap.s.a. [Powdered Tin let him take in 1/2 uncia honey. Repeat 3 doses. let him take them in the morning- On morning 4 let him take a cathartic. on Morning 5 let him take 4 drachmae of Powdered tin according to art] Aug. 11. indigestion. loss of appetite and spirits from a surfeit R. Pulv. Ipec grvij cap stat pro emet. R. Sal Glaub Sach aa [drachma]iij Aq.f. [uncia]ij M cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 7 grains let him take it immediately as an emetic.- Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of both ingredients 3 drachmae. Fountain water 2 unciae. Mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] half at one time. 12. emetic operated properly. much better after sleeping. stomach sour. cath. operated twice this morning. 7.p.m. cath operated 5 times. 13. very well but weak Sept. 27. dysentery. R. Sal Glaub Sach aa [drachma]iij aq.f. [uncia]ij M cap stat [Recipe. Glaubers salt and sugar of each ingredient 3 drachmae. fountain water 2 unciae. Mix and let him take it immediately] 28. slept tolerably. has been but once today to stool which was natural. 1779 Jan. Colica. R. Pulv. Ipec gr.x. Ol. Menth gtt iij. cap stat pro emet- [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 10 grains Mint oil 3 drops let him take it immediately as an emetic] Emetic brought up wind much acid and phlegm which relieved him- took a Cathartic yesterday continued p. 124.
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    Dec. Mrs. R. Smith from p. 55 63 imagines are rheumatic which she has been subject to in the winter. but is doubtful whether they do not proceed from shoes rather tight and more exercise than usual. go into the country use the shower bath every other day. keep her bowels loose with pil. bil. [bilious pills]and continue the Ess Ant. [essence of Antimony] which she thinks of much service- M. Ess. Ant Aq. font aa [uncia]j Ess. Menth gtt x. M cap.s.a [Measure Essence of Antimony and Fountain water of each ingredient 1 uncia. Essence of Mint 10 drops. Mic and let her take it according to art] 6. same as the last tho no complaint of the feet. going into the country today. M. Pil. Bil. xxxvj [Measure 37 Bilious Pills] 20. M. Pil. Bil. [Measure Bilious Pills] 1778 Jan. 5. has used the bath almost every day and thinks she is much the better for it. she can now walk two miles at a time with ease and before she came under my care she could not walk 200 yards without being dizzy and overcome. nor does she catch cold now as formerly on every. trifling incident or change of weather. she is supposed to be with child. at present she thinks the hissing sensation in her side a little increased. was feverish last night and has a head ache. the weather is cold and windy. she has not kept her bowels sufficiently free. the Ant [Antimony] thinks of service. cont. increasing the dose. F.V.S [uncia]vj stat [Bleed her of 6 unciae immediately] blood much inflamed- finds herself easier. 12. no complaint. now and then though rare she feels rather a sensation than pain in her right side. thinks she would be better for a bol. s.a. [Bolus according to art] Rv. Bol. [Repeat Bolus] complains of a little feverishness from cold. being hurried lately and weather bad has omitted the cold bath. the Ess. Ant [Essence of Antimony] agrees well and wants more Rv. Ess. Ant s.a. and Bol s.a. [Repeat Essence of Antimony according to art and Bolus according to art] Feb. 4. violent pain on the right side of the face and jaw. rheumatic. caught cold by overfatiguing and unsettled weather. feverish. thinks the last bolus not strong enough. R. Cal grvj Pulv. Rhae [scruple]j Mel q.s.f.bol. [Recipe. Calomel 6 grains Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple honey as much as is sufficient. make a bolus] 5. greatly relieved then being little or no pain. 7. rawness of yesterday increased the pain greatly. it is easier today the weather being fine but not quite free from pain. [Rv. Bol s.a. [repeat Bolus according to art] cont. p. 64
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    64 Mrs. R. Smith from p. 63 Feb. 19. pretty free from complaints at present. a few days ago/ about the 11. full moon/she was affected with [MS blank] March 16. uneasiness a little in the side feverish. heavy. from Plethora- F.V.S [uncia]vj stat [bleed her immediately of 6 unciae] 17. pretty well. blood a little inflamed and rather watery. 28. complains much of a soreness and tenderness in her eyes and headache. R. Bol Cath s.a. [Recipe. A Cathartic Bolus according to art] and wash the eyes with cold wine and water. went to the country.returned July 30. complains of a tension in her right side. Rv. Bol Cath s.a. [repeat Cathartic bolus according to art] Aug.1. complaint removed. 21. feverish for a night or two past. tenderness of the R. side. New M 22. Rv. Bol Cath s.a. cap.h.s. [Repeat Cathartic Bolus according to art let her take it at bedtime] Sept. 6. tenderness and sharp pain sometimes in her side. full moon. this pain and tenderness seems periodic either at the new or full moon sometimes one and sometimes the/ other.- Rv. Bol Cath s.a. [Repeat Cathartic Bolus according to art] 12. much relieved by the bolus. finds herself better for exercise and troubled with a pain and tension in her side when she has neglected it for a few days. complains of a sharpness spreading through her throat sometimes and peculiar pastiness of taste. the bolus being divided into 2, she used to take one at night and the other in the morning. and as they seemed too feeble the two last times she had occasion to use them. she took them both at night, which occasioned her to reach, the last time the calom. rendered her afraid almost to shut her mouth. the vomiting occasioned probably by the rhubarb. to be changed to the soap pills. see p.7 June 5 24. her side troublesome the 20 and 21. new moon 20. but now it has disappeared and feeling but seldom a trifling dull pain Nov. 10. seldom feels the pain in her side and then trifling and of short duration. she is able and does take. continued p. 102
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    1778. J. Rutledge Smith. 2 years 3 months. 65 Feb. 26. Feb. Interm [Febricula intermittent] came on the 20. about 2 or 3 in the morning. the 22. returned about. [MS blank] returned again the 24/ about. [MS blank] and on the 25. and this forenoon has taken a purge and afterwards an emetic. which operated but little. mouth sore and troublesome. R. Ess. Antim. [drachma]iij Aq.f. [drachma]ij M cap.incip Paroxysmi [Recipe. Essence of Antimony 3 drachmae. Fountain water 2 drachmae. Mix and let him take it to begin a paroxysm] Pro Emetic 1 1/1 andca h.7.p.m. medicine did not operate Rv. ad [uncia]fs cap cr.m. pro emet [Repeat and add 1/2 uncia. let him take it tomorrow morning as an emetic] 27. medicine no effect. fever on. very quick, and sleepy. h.7.p.m. fever on, about an hour ago brought up what he had eat with acidities. Cap stat pulv. Ipec grxij pro emet R. Sal Eps. Sach alb aa [uncia]iij aq.f. [drachma]iij m.cap.cr.m. [Let him take immediately 12 grains of Powdered Ipecac as an emetic. Recipe. Epsom Salt and white sugar of each ingredient 3 unciae. fountain water 3 drachmae. mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] 1 1/3 [illegible] 28. emetic operated properly. stomach acid. slept easy and sound. cath. ineffectual. R. Sal Eps. Sach alb aq.f. aa [drachma]vj Ess. Menth gt iv M coch iij cap stat and coch ij cap quaq hor. pro re nata [Recipe. Epsom Salt, White Sugar and Fountain water of each ingredient 6 drachmae. Essence of Mint 4 drops. Mix Let him take 3 spoonfuls immediately and let him take 2 spoonfuls every hour as circumstances require] March 1 7.p.m. after taking two doses, medicine operated once and twice today. fever on. mouth better. R. Cort Per. [uncia]j aq.f. [uncia]ix coq. ad [uncia]vj colat coch ij cap quaq hor cr.m. [Recipe. Peruvian Bark 1 uncia. Fountain water 9 unciae. boiling water 6 unciae. let it be strained. let him take 2 spoonfuls every hour tomorrow morning] 2. very easy lively and cheerful. passage once. no fever. 5. p.m. quiet, no fever, taken all but one dose. 3. slept well. mouth much better. eat with a relish lively and playful this morning. but now. h.xi.a.m. a little feverish and inclined to bed. puts his hand to his belly seemingly thro uneasiness. one passage today. R. Pulv. Stan [drachma]ij cap.cr.m in mel [uncia]fs [Recipe. Powdered tin 2 drachmae. let him take tomorrow morning in 1/2 uncia of honey] 4. no fever. playful. mouth better. Ang Stan ad [drachma]iij cap.s.a [increase tin to 3 drachmae and let him take it according to art] cold, slight. 5. restless last night. cold. increased fever. Rv. Stan Pulv [drachma]iij [repeat powdered tin 3 drachmae] 6. better. no fever. mouth better. cold much the same. Rv. Stan s.a. [repeat powdered tin according to art] cont. p. 66.
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    66. J.R. Smith from p. 65. March 7. no fever since the 5. much better every way. cheerful. R. Sal Eps Sach Alb. aa [drachma]vj aq.f. [uncia]iij cap cr.m. coch iij hunch ij qua.s.hor [Recipe. Epsom Salt and white sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae fountain water 3 unciae. let him take it tomorrow morning 3 spoonfuls then 2 spoonfuls every half hour] 11. threw up the first dose of the cath. the remainder operated 4 times. yesterday and the day before had flushing fever, irregular. mouth well. cold and ear better for the cath. but the latter worse today and yesterday tho not violent. springtide. Rv. Pulv. Stan [uncia]iij [Repeat Powdered Tin 3 unciae] 12. appetite good. playful. no fever since. R. Stan s.a. [repeat tin according to art] 13. as yesterday. Rv. s.a.[repeat according to art] 14. R. Pulv. Stan [drachma]iij Cal grij m. cap.cr.m.s.a. [Recipe. Powdered Tin 3 drachmae. Calomel 2 grains mix and let him take tomorrow morning according to art] 15. Rv. Haust Cath s.a. [Repeat the Cathartic haust according to art] two table spoons full to be taken every half hour 16. taken all the medicine as directed. each dose brought up. stomach very foul with bile. the last vomiting assisted with warm water. uncommonly fretful yesterday. costive. skin yellowish. cough a little troublesome. R. Cal grv cap stat [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains let him take it immediately] h.8. vesp[ers] much troubled and frequent change of color and has had only one passage downward which has much relieved him. 17. cheerful this morning. fretful before he went sleep today. no fever. 18. tolerably well. R. Cal grij cap.h.s. Rv. haust Cath s.a. cap.s.a. [Recipe. Calomel 2 grains let him take at bedtime. Repeat Cathartic Haust according to art. let him take it according to art] 20. threw up the draught. seems very well. 21. has voided something white and uncommon. rather costive. R.Cal grv. cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains let him take it tomorrow morning] 28. throat much swelled from cold. costive. Rv. Cal gr v [repeat Calomel 5 grians 1780 Ischuria Nov. 5. R Sal. Nitr gr vj LL gut ij aq [uncia]j sach [drachma]fs M [drachma]ij cap.q.h. [Recipe. Nitrate Salt 6 grains Laudanum 2 drops Water 1 uncia. Sugar 1/2 drachma Mix and let him take 2 drachmae every hour] 6. Better Auget. haust s.h. dimid [Increase haust according to yesterday half] 8. Mixture pro enem [Mixture on behalf of a clyster]
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    1778 Mrs. Benjamin Smith. 67 March 18. last night a smart fever. feverish in the nights of the 14 and 15. stomach uneasy. R. Tart Emet. gr iv. pro emet. cap.h.s.- R. Sal Eps-Sach alb aa [drachma]vj aq.f. [uncia]iv cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 4 grains as an emetic let her take it at bedtime.- Recipe. Epsom Salt and White Sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae. Fountain Water 4 unciae. let her take it tomorrow morning] 19. emetic operated properly. stomach was very foul. 20. cathartic omitted. yesterday and today no complaints. May 14. Between 2 and 3 in the morning. about one this morning seized with a fainting which continued more than an hour. during which she was senseless and quiet. when she recovered appeared very wild and timid. complained much of her head. o full. 11. P. [pulse] very full and rather quick. Menstr [Menstruation] frequent and copious during which she sometimes thro imprudence has caught cold to which she attributes frequent weakness and pains. Averse to VS [Bleedings] tho she has often experienced the relief of her head aches by bleedings at the nose. R. Haust Cath s.a. cap. hor.7. mane. [Recipe. A Cathartic Haust according to art let her take at 7 in the morning]- lowspirited Hora XI. sent for to bleed her. has omitted the cathartic because the [kappa alpha tau alpha] [catamenia] appeared. her head easier. Cathart cap stat. no VS [Let her take a Cathartic immediately. No bleeding] Hora IX Vesp[ers] Cath [Cathartic] taken. Is cheerful and much better- Pedil for som [Bathe her feet at bedtime] 15. little or no complaint. take gentle exercise early every morning. he is I think mistaken in the frequency of Menst[ruation]
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    68. Miss Eliz. Stobo 1778. March 31. Tabes. Chlorotica. retensio Mensi: Advice written 4 pages- Cleanse Pri. Vi. the management of Tonic, exercise and diet. Pulv. Ipec-pro emet. dos ij aa gr xx- Bol Cath iij aa Cal gr v Pulv Rhae [scruple]j- Cort Peruv. [uncia]ij- Aq. Cahlyb [minim]iv aa Sal Mart grxxv [Powdered Ipecac as an emetic 2 doses of each ingredient 10 grains.- 3 Cathartic Boli of each ingredient 5 grains Calomel, 1 scruple Powdered Rhubarb and 2 Unciae Peruvian Bark- Ironized water 4 minim of each ingredient Martian Salt 25 grains] the dose two wine glasses early every morning and to be gradually increased into four wine glasses full for one dose at two draughts. April 9. anxiety or uneasiness at her stomach less the extreme yawning less violent and frequent. appetite better has even a desire and relish sometimes for food. looks better. the fever less troublesome. they come commonly in the evening. but she has been free from them since she began this course. 14. informed she is much the same excepting a pain and swelling in her throat which is getting better. M Bol Cath dos iij s.a. aa cont Pulv Rhae [scruple]j Cal gr v. aa divid in pil 4 [Measure 3 doses of Cathartic Boli according to art. Of each ingredient Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple and 5 grains Calomel of each ingredient divided in 4 pills] take one dose immediately and the others as occasion requires. R. Sal Mart [drachma]ij Aq font [minim]vj M [minim]fs [Recipe. Martian Salt 2 drachmae. fountain water 6 minims Mix 1/2 minim] or four wine glasses to be taken as before- 12 doses. 28. informed she was better till about 3 or 4 days ago when much affected by the change of weather. Rv. Haust Sal Mart and Pil Cath s.a. [Repeat Martian Salt haust and Cathartic Pills according to art] May 5. the messenger lost the medicines. sensible of their former service, for her appetite for want of them is diminished and she feels weaker. however she looks better. is less troubled with fever, is stronger. P. [pulse] neer natural and good. eggs do not agree with her. eats drinks and sleeps tolerably well. complains a little of pain in her head. continued page 74.
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    1778. Chloe. R. Smith 69. Apr. 27. Obstipatio R. Pulv. Rhae [scruple]j Pulv. Cal. grvj Mel q.s. f bol. cap h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Powdered Calomel 6 grains. Honey as much as is sufficient. Make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] 28. tolerably well. Ptyalismus- Pedil h.s [Bathe her feet at bedtime]
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    70 Col. W. Cattell April 29. 1778. for some days past labored under a quotidian which terminated in a continued threatening to be nervous. attended with a slight comata. he obviated proper remedies. costive. Acrid Cathart Tinct. Sacra [An Acrid sacred Cathartic tincture?] Cap Stat Empl. Vesic Stat [let him take immediately a blister plaster immediately] back and shoulders 30. sent for the maroon. dr. harris informed me his fever came on about 7 or 8 pm yesterday. no new symptoms, the coma much the same. about 10. was seized with convulsive fits which lasted about 5 minutes and then left him with a considerable degree of insensibility, more than yesterday. applied 2 blisters to his legs and mustard Cataplasms to his feet. having no passage for more than 24 hours gave him a powerful Clyster which operated once. to induce a determination downward he gave small doses of Sal Seignett. [Seignettes Salt] with [illegible] C.C. vol. [Spirit of Harts Horn] h.8.a.m.- has no passage down. skin hot and dry. very comatose. blisters on legs drew pretty well. pain in the head. face flushed. to determine to the surface and downward by small and repeated doses of Tart emet. and docoet serpent F.V.S. stat in Jugul [uncia]viij [Emetic Tartar and A decoction of snake root. Bleed him immediately in the Jugular 8 unciae] 12 a.m. relieved by bleeding evidently tho the coma soon returned to its former degree. Rv. F.S. in Jug. [uncia]vj [Repeat bleeding in the Jugular 6 unciae]. fresh blisters to be put immediately on the place. the former were put on his legs bled not. [uncia]ij [2 unciae] 3 p.m. Stertor-Coma- apply a large blister on the head immediately. 10 p.m. somewhat relieved by 2 or 3 passages and a diaphoresis. pulse slow and full. takes nourishment freely. more stupor. perspiration checked. restore it by Serpentaria and C.C.vol. [Snake Root and Spirit of Harts Horn] hands moist. belly and breast hot and dry.
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    Col. W. Cattell 71 May 1. h.8. seemed alternately better and worse last night with regard to the returns of common sense and feeling. blister on head drew well but felt pain from them all but rarely and shortly. pulse more natural but less full and strong than last night. complains of a pain over his right eye which seems a little paralytic. apply a blister over the temple and forehead immediately. no fever. 10. a.m. had a considerable gleam of understanding and feeling. immediately after having himself and his blisters dressed he turned more freely in his bed. his pulse sunk remarkably. his inspiration became difficult and violent agitating his throat and breast greatly. his sensations of pain and sense returned more frequent. no hopes in his favor. in this dying situation he continued until about 9 p.m. when he died. it was low water there about half past seven. 1780 Peter, from p. 57. Nov. 30. much better. Rv. Linim s. 23 and Mixt s. 26 [Repeat the Liniment according to the 23rd and the mixture according to the 26th] Dec. 5. Rv. Mixt [Repeat the mixture] 7. Rv. Mixt [Repeat Mixture]
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    72. E. [Edward] Rutledge May 14. 1778. Plethora sanguinea. 9 p.m. fullness and throbbing in his head so great that he had fallen senseless had he not laid down. F.V.S. [uncia]viij stat [immediately bleed him of 8 unciae] greatly relieved. 15. no complaint or uneasiness. June 23. Pyrosis. R. Ess. Menth gt xiv Sach alb [drachma]iij Sp Lav corn gt.xiv LL gt viij aq.f. [uncia]iijfs. M. Cochl ij cap quaq hora [Recipe. Essence of Mint 14 drops. White sugar 3 drachmae. Spirit of Lavender and Corn 14 drops. Laudanum 8 drops. fountain water 3 1/2 unciae. Mix and let him take 2 spoonfuls every hour] 1779. Mixt antispasmod [Antispasmodic mixture] May 25. Bol e Rhab and Cal- R. LL gutt xxv Aq.font [uncia]ij M. cap.h.s. [A Bolus of Rhubarb and Calomel- Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops Fountain water 2 unciae. Mix and let him take at bedtime.] 26. Rv. Haust Anod [Repeat Anodyne Haust]
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    Mrs. W. Cattell 73 May 1. 1778. from excess of watching, want of nourishment, anxiety of mind arose stupor, delirium, obtuse full pain in the head and eyes. slight pain in the right side. a little feverish. tenderness and numbness in her legs and feet. pediluvium [bathe her feet] and go to bed immediately. Sinapism to the side. 2. pain of side gone. head and eyes not relieved. costive and of costive habit. blister on neck and shoulders. sudorific. Cathart Bolus [Cathartic Bolus] 7. p.m. bol operated very gently and moderate. somewhat relieved. stomach very sick. Emet. Cap stat [let her take an emetic immediately] Haust Cath Salinus cap cr.m.- Spt. Lav comp [drachma]ij [A Salty Cathartic Haust let her take tomorrow morning. Spirit of Lavender compounded 2 drachmae] 3. stomach very foul. little or no rest last night nor 1st. or 2nd. head a little better. much fever. 7. p.m. cath operated well. feels much better. fever moderate. 4. rested better than hitherto. much better little fever. slops sour on her stomach especially with sugar. magnesiae [uncia]j. to be taken now and then. Cham tea [Chamomile tea] cold. 6. h. 7. p.m. has had much fever and yet continues with pain in head. stomach disordered. costive. Emet cap stat- Haust Cath s.a. cap. cr.m. [Let her take an emetic immediately and let her take a Cathartic haust according to art tomorrow morning] 7. much better 8. rested tolerably last night. had no fever but has now at 7 p.m. 9. fever but little. 12 merid [noon] Cort. Peruv. [uncia[j cap. hodie [let her take 1 uncia of Peruvian Bark today] 10. fever came on last night before half of the bark could taken. fever still on. continue bark as soon as it shall be off.- R. Pulv. rhae[scruple]j Cal gvj. mel q.s. f.bol. cap.cr. nocte cont cham tea [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Calomel 6 grains. honey as much as is sufficient. mix a bolus and let her take it tomorrow night. Continue the Chamomile tea] 17. has been free from fever and gathering strength till the 15 when from some new affliction of the mind the fever returned in the evening and did not abate till yesterday evening. complained of her head. costive. Haust Cath s.a. cr.m. [Let her take a Cathartic Haust tomorrow morning according to art] 18. h. 7. p.m. greatly better. no fever or headache. Cort Per. [uncia]j cap cras in die [Let her take 1 uncia of Peruvian bark tomorrow during the day] Aug. 17. 1779 Notens volens she forced upon me 200 dol[lars] v. p. 100.
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    74 Miss Eliz. [Elizabeth] Stobo from p. 68. May. 9. Informed her head greatly afflicted with pain. moon near full. F. Sect. Ven Saphe [uncia]iij [Bleed her of 3 unciae] if possible- have recourse to the Cath Pills- M. Pill Cath dos iij- Haust Mart s.a. [Measure 3 doses of Cathartic Pills- Martian Salt Haust according to art] 19. Rv. Pill Cath and Haust Mart s.a. [repeat the Cathartic Pills and Martian Salt haust according to art] June 2. finds herself better every way. stronger appetite better. rests better. voice not so hollow. headache not so violent or frequent. 16. much the same as June 2. tho she has used no medicines for some days. Rv Pil and Haust s.a. [Repeat Pills and Haust according to art] July 17. finds great benefit from the course. she has fallen back lately from not taking exercise and being without her medicines. Rv. Pil and Haust s.a. [repeat Pills and Haust according to art] Aug. 1. informed she is much better. the oppression at her stomach. appetite better. stronger. m. [measure] four times as much as usual. R. Sal Mart [uncia]j aq.f. [minim]xvj. Spt gt XL M. Pil coe. dos 10 [Recipe. Martian Salt 1 uncia. Fountain water 16 minims Spirits 40 drops.- Measure Stomachic Pills 10 doses] three for a dose- contin. [continue] bath and exercise. Sept. 23. informed since she has been at Beaufort she is much the same as at home. excepting much trouble with pain in her bowels. omit the cold baths and apply to Dr. Frazier Nov. 28. informed she is returned home. much the same. obstructed perspiration. costive. M. Pil coe. dos iij [Measure 3 doses of Stomachic Pills] Dec. 5. informed her mouth and throat exceeding sore, and swelled, as is her face. spits freely. fever. supposed to be owing to catching cold after a Mercury purge given her by D. Frazier. M. haust Cathart. cap stat- Pediluv. R. Spt. Nip. Dulc [drachma]ij [illegible] [uncia]j aq.f. [uncia]j Mel q.s. M [Measure a Cathartic Haust and let her take it immediately. Wash her feet. Recipe. Sweet Spirit of Nitre 2 drachmae. [illegible] 1 uncia. fountain water 1 uncia. honey as much as is sufficient. Mix. gargle her mouth and throat often 11. found her in a high salivation spitting [minim]ij in 24. hours. the swelling of her fauces and throat has increased so much she could not articulate, nor even swallow without exceeding difficulty. the fever and deglutition are much abated and the articulation is better tho bad. found the gargle of great service. the draught she could not swallow. Dr. Spencer was there and had administered apperient powders. Mr. Stobo desired us to continued. p. 118.
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    1778 Miss Eliza Izard 6 weeks old. 75 May 11. sent for from A.M. [Arthur Middleton's] to Newington. youngest daughter. thrush favorable advice. July 30. Excoriations and inflammations. from redundance of stimulating diet and hot weather. has taken magnesia. apply poultice to the worst parts and repeated daily 2 or 3 times. wash with warm milk water sage and Castille Soap Aug. 1. inflammations better a little. no passage yesterday. R. Pulv. Rhei. grv Magn. alb. [drachma]fs Ess. Menth gtt iij aq. font [uncia]ifs [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 5 grains. Magnesium Carbonate 1/2 drachma. Essence of mint 3 drops. Fountain water 1 1/2 unciae] . take a desert spoonful every three hours. continue poultice. 2. Medicine operated gently twice after three doses. seems much better. no passage since. take the remainder of the medicines. continue poultice at night. 3. inflammations a little better. but yet very bad in the crevices. R. Sach Sat griij aq.f. [uncia]j M [Recipe. Lead acetate 3 grains. fountain water 1 uncia. Mix] the inflamed parts and crevices to be washed with it after the washing with castile soap three times a day. 4. better, continue. 6. better. especially from the poultices. Rv. Lotion cont s.a. [repeat lotion continue according to art] 7. inflammations greatly abated. continue. 8. Do [ditto] take the remainder of the cath draught. continue. 12. being a little costive and negligent the inflammations worse yesterday and today tho better than the 8th. Rv haust Cath s.a. Rv Lotio s.a. [Repeat Cathartic Haust according to art and repeat lotion according to art] take a vomit. 13. better. two desert spoonful affect her twice or thrice. omit. the cath. stomach was foul. 16. much better. rather costive. take 1/2 teaspoonful flor. Sulph [Sublimed Sulphur] with a little honey and water 18. sulphur keeps her belly open 2 or 3 times a day. much better every way. her head very itchy. attributed to being without the lotion for 2 days. Rv. Lotion s.a. [repeat lotion according to art] 27. hot moist weather of late has increased the inflammations and thrown out little white eruptions. had recourse to the sulphur twice or thrice most of which she has brought up with tough phlegm. the itching increased since the lotion exhausted. R. Pulv. Ipec. gr iv. pro emet. cap vesp. -Rv. Lotio s.a. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 4 grains as an emetic let her take it at evening- Repeat the lotion according to art] Spt. Vitr. [Sulphuric Acid] for the Ring Worms of hannah the nurse continued p. 86
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    76 Miss Martha Fenwick 1778 May 25. Surfeit R. tart emet. gr v aq.f. [uncia]vj cap. pro emet. and Cath [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 7 grains. Fountain water 6 unciae. let her take it as both an emetic and Cathartic] 7. p.m. operated as required. no complaints.
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    1778 Nellan. T.D. Jr. 77 June 16. Syphylis. tongue ulcerated swelling of the parotid gland. tongue had been near well when he discontinued the use of mercury. Pill Coe. gr xv cap h.s. [Stomachic Pills 15 grains let him take at bedtime] apply a poultice to the swelling ear the ear. 17. Pil. Merc corr. gr xv. cap.h.s. [Mercury Chloride Pills 15 grains let him take at bedtime] 18. cath. opened 5 or 6 times. pain from the swelling greatly better. continue pills and poultice morning and evening. 22. August 26. returned home well. excepting the swelling of the parotid gland was greatly increased and indurated tho discussing plasters and poultices had been applied and continued for some time. however it is not troublesome. a box of pil. coe [Stomachic Pills]. 4 pills to be taken at night when costive, or having caught cold. NB advanced to Nellan 3.5 pounds. for provisions. a lancet from Wilson for 3.10 pounds. 1780 Miss Eliza Burton. see p. 25 Nov. 26. Feb Int. [Febricula Intermittent] R. Pulv. Ipec gr x cap. [Recipe Powdered Ipecac 10 grains let her take it] [illegible] Parox[ysm] Dec. 9. Rv [repeat] 1780 Miss Frances Butler. Dec. 12. Feb int [Febricula intermittent] has taken an emetic. R. Pulv. Jalap gr xv Aq.f. [uncia]iij Sach [drachma]j M 2/3 cap. cras M and alt part si necess 1 1/2 hor post [Recipe. Powdered jalap 15 grains. Fountain water 3 unciae. Sugar 1 drachma. mix and let her take 2/3 tomorrow morning and the other part if necessary 1 1/2 hours afterwards]
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    78. Miss Campbell 1778. Eruption. from acrimony of humors and heat. June 17. R. Magn. alb [drachma]fs Pulv. Rhae gr vj sach [drachma]fs aq.f. [uncia]ifs m.f.h. [drachma]ij cap quaq 3 hora [Recipe. Magnesium Carbonate 1/2 drachma. Powdered Rhubarb 6 grains. Sugar 1/2 drachma. Fountain water 1 1/2 unciae. mix and let a draught be made. Let her take 2 drachmae every 3 hours] 1 8. rests better. medicine operated 5. times. has not taken all. buttocks, pudenda, and thighs violently inflamed. omit the medicine. let a poultice of bread and milk be applied to the inflamed parts 3 or 4 times a day. 19. inflamed much abated. thrush gone as well as the little red spots on her face. continue poultice. 20. inflamed much as yesterday. rest and eats tolerably. R. Pulv. Cal. gr j Chel Cancr. grij cap vesp. [Recipe. Powdered Calomel 1 grain and Crab Claws 2 grains. Let her take in the evening] 21. vomited twice this morning but neither acid or bilious. medicine operated 5 times. two first stools copious very bilious green and lumps like curdled milk. inflamed parts seem much the same but more tender. omit poultice. 22. rests and eats well. stools natural. inflamed much abated. 24. had a bilious stool yesterday and afterwards one natural-inflammation and tenderness daily abating. July 7. Cholera R. Pulv Ipec gr iv cap stat pro emet- R. Pulv Calom grj Chel Cancr griij [Recipe. Powered Ipecac 4 grains let her take it immediately as an emetic- Recipe. Powdered Calomel 1 grain. Crab Claws 3 grains] 8. emetic brought nothing more than water. slept sound after. 12 at night took the calom. at 7 this morning vomited much yellow bile. had this forenoon two dijections very green and curdled. it now retains its food and seems easy. dilute with chicken water 9. much better. eats and digests tolerably. take some magn alb. [Magnesium Carbonate]tomorrow. 10. after taking the magnesia she brought it up with her food but no way disordered. since that she eats digests and sleeps well. take cold bath tomorrow. 13. has been bathed every morning. seems more hearty. determines much to the surface which it has not hitherto done. brought up this morning its food curdled and sour. small doses of magnesia alb. [Magnesium Carbonate] to be taken now and then. continue cold bath. Nov. 4. dentition. Cold. R. Cal grj cap vesp [Recipe. Calomel 1 grain let her take it at bedtime] 5. better 6. rested not well last night. coughs much. R. Pulv. gr v. Magn alb. [drachma]fs aq.f. [uncia]ij cap quaq hora donec [Recipe. Powder 5 grains Magnesium Carbonate 1/2 drachma. Fountain water 2 unciae. let her take it every hour until] [illegible] continued p. 89
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    1778 John. E. [Edward] Rutledge 79 June 22. Diarrhea R. Pulv. Ipec. gr xv cap. vesp. pro emet.- R. Pulv. Calom grvj Pulv Rhae [scruple]j Mel q.s.f.bol. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered ipecac 15 grains let him take it in the evening as an emetic. Recipe. Powdered Calomel 6 grains Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Honey as much as is sufficient. make a bolus and let him take it at bedtime] 23. much relieved by the emetic and likewise by the cath. complains a little of being griped. R. LL gt xxv Sach alb [drachma]j Aq.f. [uncia]j M f.h. cap.h.s. [Recipe. laudanum 25 drops white sugar 1 drachma. fountain water 1 uncia. Mix let a draught be made and let him take it at bedtime] 24. no complaints. no stool today. Rv. Bol. s.a. cap.h.s [Repeat the Bolus according to art and let him take it at bedtime] 1779. May 20. Haust Cath [Cathartic haust] Sept. 1. diarrhea. R. Pulv. Ipec gr xv cap vesp.- R. LL gut xxx tart emet gr 1/3 aq.f. [uncia[j sach q.s. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains let him take it in the evening. Recipe. Laudanum 30 drops emetic tartar 1/3 grains fountain water 1 uncia. sugar as much as is sufficient and let him take it at bedtime.] 2. been to stool but once today. Rv haust s.a. M. Pill Eccoprot. grxxxv cap.h.s. [Repeat haust according to art. Measure 35 grains of Eccoprotic Pills and let him take them at bedtime]
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    80 Mr. Bee Thomas 1778 June 27. Feb. [Febricula] Intermit. Cholerica. R. Tart Emet grvj Aq.f. [uncia]vj cap pro Cath and Emet [Recipe. Emetic tartar 6 grains. fountain water 6 unciae. let him take it as a Cathartic and Emetic] took but [uncia]j [1 unciae] when it brought up much bile. it determined likewise downward. dilute plentifully with chicken water. Vespers- no fever. take Cort Peruv Stat [Peruvian Bark immediately] 28. fever returned early this morning. complains much of pain in head. apply a blister to the neck and shoulders. vesp. blisters did not draw. complains much of his head. apply 2 leeches to the temple right side. Pedil h.s. [bathe his feet at bedtime] 29. fever and pain in the head still continue. no leeches. nose bled 3 or 4 tablespoons full last night which with the pedil. gave some relief but not long continuance. apply stat cataplasm of mustard where the blister was. Merid [noon] catapl[asm] relieved much. got 2 of three hour good sleep. headache returned. fever yet continues. apply a blister where the sinapism was and another behind the ear. Vesp[ers] fever very slight though headache continues but not so Distressing- Cort Peruv Cap stat [let him take Peruvian bark immediately] 31. 30. fever returned early this morning. headache violent. blisters did not draw. nose bled a little. apply a fresh blister on the neck and shoulders. Vesp[ers] headache and fever moderate. Cort Per cap Stat [let him take Peruvian bark immediately] July 1. blister drew tolerably. free from fever and headache. Cont Cort. Peruv. [Continue Peruvian Bark] not costive 2. came to town. it rained all the way but did not get wet. rather costive. R. Pulv. Cal gr v Pul rhae [scruple]j mel q.s.f.bol cap sat cont cort per [Recipe. Powdered Calomel 5 grains. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Honey as much as is sufficient make a bolus and let him take it immediately. Continue the Peruvian Bark] continued p. 81.
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    1778Mr. Smith Peter 81 June 30. Feb. Int. [Febricula intermittent] great heat and pain in head R. LL gt xxv Sach alb. [drachma]j aq.f. [uncia]j f.h. cap stat [Recipe. laudanum 25 drops. White sugar 1 drachma. fountain water 1 uncia. let a draught be made and let him take it immediately] July 1. after taking the draught soon went to sleep for about four hours, when he awaked in a great sweat headache and fever very moderate. no fever now. R. Pulv. Ipec. gr xv pro emet [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains as an emetic] to be taken when the fever is returning. 2. came to town. it rained but did not get wet. weather raw and damp. took the emetic yesterday though had no fever. stomach a little sour. on his arrival about xi. a.m. took a glass of which soon threw out a parcel of elevated spots many as large as the top of a finger. fever came on. vomited bile and encouraged it sufficiently with warm water. R. Crem tart [uncia]fs cap in [illegible] vehic [Recipe. Cream of tartar 1/2 uncia. let him take in [illegible] vehicle] dilute plentifully with chicken water. Vesp[ers]proper operation downward. feels tolerably well. little of fever. R. Cort Peruv. [uncia]j cap cr.m. [Recipe. Peruvian Bark 1 uncia let him take it tomorrow morning] 3. vesp[ers]near all the cort [bark] taken. feels pretty well. cont. 4. vesp[ers]fever returned. eat rather tolerably and the weather very damp. bowels free. R. Cort Per [drachma]vj cap cr.m. [Recipe. Peruvian Bark 6 drachmae. let him take it tomorrow morning] 5. fever was slight. breaking out about mouth and eyes. bark all taken. 6. no complaint 28. Cort Peruv. [uncia]fs [1/2 uncia Peruvian bark] Aug. 6. Cort Per. [Uncia]fs. [1/2 Uncia Peruvian Bark] Sept. 9. R. Pulv. Rhae grxv cap stat pro emet [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 15 grains let him take immediately as an emetic] brought up much bile. R. Calom gr vj Pulv. Rhae [scruple]j mel q.s. M.f.bol. cap h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 6 grains Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Honey as much as is sufficient. Mix and make a bolus let him take it at bedtime] 10. gone out. [illegible]. p. 143
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    82. Mr. T. Bee from p. 80. July 3. bol. operated properly. complains of the tenderness of his feet and back. otherwise feels very well. take Cort Per. [uncia]fs [1/2 Uncia Peruvian Bark] 4. no other complaint than of his feet and being a little costive. take a lenient cath. and continue Cort Per [drachma]j vel ij pro 2 vel 3 dies [1 or 2 drachmae Peruvian Bark for 2 or 3 days]
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    83 1778. Dry William July 10. plethora, inde Asthema, heat V.S. [uncia]xij [Bleed him of 12 unciae] 11. Cream tart [uncia]j pro cath cap stat [Cream of Tartar 1 uncia as a Cathartic let him take it immediately] cold bath Master Hugh Smith son of R. 1780. Nov. 5.6. four visits. M. [mix] Emetic. Empl Vesic [Blister plaster] 7. died.
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    84 Smith Middleton 1778 Aug. 1. dentition with a little fever has taken last night a little magnesia. R. Pulv. Calom gr j cap vesp [Recipe. Powdered Calomel 1 grain let him take it in the evening] 2. restless most of the night. medicine operated twice early this morning. since which much easier. stools undigested and since the above, none. flatulent. R. Pulv. Rhae grv Magn. alb. [drachma]fs Ol. Menth gtt iij aq.font. [uncia]ifs. M [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 5 grains. Magnesium Carbonate 1/2 drachma. Mint Oil 3 drops. Fountain water 1 1/2 unciae. Mix] a dessert spoonful to be taken every 3 hours. 3. much better. stools rather green and undigested. Rv haust [repeat the haust] 4. no complaints. Sept. 25. fever. stools slimy. grinds teeth. worms? R. Pulv. Ipec. gr iv. cap. stat pro emet [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 4 grains let him take it immediately as an emetic] 26. much relieved by the emetic. fever much abated. no stool since yesterday afternoon. R. Pulv. Rhae gr iv. Magn alb. [scruple]j aq.f. [uncia]ij [drachma]ij [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 4 grains. Magnesium Carbonate 1 scruple. fountain water 2 unciae. 2 drachmae] to be taken every 2 hours till it operates 27. stools more natural. take pink root tea. 28. no fever. no stool today. R. Pulv. Cal. grij cap stat -cont s.a. [Recipe. Powdered Calomel 2 grains let him take it immediately and continue according to art] 29. cal [Calomel] operated 2. green stools. no slime. has been today. little or no fever. continue pink tea. Nov. 4. dysenteria. dentitio ? R. Calom grij [Recipe. 2 grains Calomel] 5. had only one stool last night after taking the cal. [Calomel] and another this morning which was natural. no complaints. 1779 March 5. dysenteria R. LL gut v Aq. font [uncia]fs Syr Corn [drachma]ij M. Cap h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 5 drops. Fountain water 1/2 uncia. Corn Syrup 2 drachmae. Mix and let him take it at bedtime] R. Sal Glaub [drachma]ij aq. font [uncia]ifs. Syr Corn [uncia]fs M dimid. pro dos c.m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt 2 drachmae. Fountain water 1 1/2 unciae. Corn syrup 1/2 unciae. Mix half for a dose. tomorrow morning] 6. slept well. stools better. 7. stools more frequent, bloody, slimy, green. slaven much. take plenty of chicken broth. P.M. 8. has had 13 dijections today. the last more natural but he seemed very uneasy in his bowels. Rv haust anod [Repeat Anodyne haust] to be taken if necessary. R. haust Cath s.a. cap.cr.m.s.a. [Recipe. Cathartic Haust according to art let him take it tomorrow morning according to art] take two table spoonful of Decoct Lonicari [Honeysuckle] 3 in the day 8. slept well without the draught. cathartic operating properly. P.M. 8. stools tolerably natural. cath. operated 9 times today. his gum much swelled which has made him very fretful from pain, otherwise easy. continue the decoction 3 or 4 days. 9. much better. stools near natural. continued p. 138.
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    1778 Chloes child R. Smith 3 months. 85 Aug. 1. Thrush with a little fever has taken a dose of salts today 7 p.m. operated 2 or 3 times. little or no fever. a little troubled with wind. R. Pulv. Rhae gr v Magn Alb [drachma]fs Ol. Menth gtt iij aq font [uncia]ifs. M [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 5 grains. Magnesium Carbonate 1/2 drachma. Mint Oil 3 drops. fountain water 1 1/2 unciae. Mix] a dessert spoonful to be taken every 3rd hour. 2. medicines operated twice with relief. stools green and slimy. has and had a very considerable degree of fever and endeavored to vomit. R. Pulv. Ipec. grviij aq.font. [uncia]fs M [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 8 grains fountain water 1/3 unciae. Mix] two teaspoonsful to be taken immediately and repeated every 10 minutes till it operates. a blister to be applied immediately between the shoulders. 2 p.m. took all the Ipecac without the desired effect. it operated twice downward. heat much abated. pulse intermitting. difficulty in breathing. dying. 6 p.m. dead. 1779 Tetta Amys child E.R. [Edward Rutledge] July 11. obstructed perspiration. worms. M Cal grij cap cr.m. [Measure 2 grains Calomel let her take it tomorrow morning] 13. 14. aa Rv. [of each ingredient repeat] 16. Rv [repeat] Aug. 13. R. Ipecac gr vj cap stat. R Calom grij cap post operat emet. [Recipe. Ipecac 2 grains let her take it immediately. Recipe. Calomel 2 grains let her take it after the emetic operates] 17. M. Pulv Ipec. grvj- M. Calom gr iij [Measure Powdered Ipecac 6 grains and Measure Calomel 3 grains]
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    86 Miss E. Izard from p. 75 Aug. 28. costive and feverish. throws up the sulphur. R Pulv. Rhae gr v Magn [drachma]fs aq.f. [uncia]ifs M [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 5 grains. Magnesium 1/2 drachma. fountain water 1 1/2 unciae. Mix]. a dessert spoonful to be taken every hour til it operates. Sept. 3. was very feverish the 30. the inflammations increased and itched much the lotion being exhausted. 2 spoonfuls of the cath operated 3 or 4 times. Rv Lotio and Haust and Cath s.a. [Repeat the Lotion, the Haust and the Cathartic according to art] 5. very cheerful and lively. itching and inflammation abated exceedingly fast. the weather very cool the 3.4.5. omit the nightly poultices. 7. the inflammations scarse visible. little or no complaints. 11. eruption of a few pimples here and there. heat, rather costive. Rv. Haust Cath s.a. [Repeat the Cathartic haust according to art] Oct. 1. had a fever for three days. took an emetic yesterday evening. brown crust on her tongue. belly natural. the place where the eruption was on her neck seems parched dry and red. dentition. R. Magn alb. [scruple]j Pulv. Rhae gr iv aq.f. [uncia]jfs f.h. [Recipe. Magnesium Carbonate 1 scruple Powdered Rhubarb 4 grains. fountain water 1 1/2 unciae. let a draught be made] to be taken as before- drink chicken water ad lib. 2. fever still high. rest is frequent disturbed. thirsty. the medicine given improperly and operated only once and that this morning. Rv. Haust s.a. [Repeat the haust according to art]. a dessert spoonful to be given every hour and a half or thereabout till it operates. cont broth. 9 p.m. medicine has operated 3. seems better. but fever still very considerable. omit the draught 3. rested tolerably. much better, though squeamish. has just been sucking and brought up the milk. encourage a puking 3 or 4 times with chamomile tea immediately. 11 a.m. vomited 3 times and has been asleep ever since for three hours. skin moist. little or no fever. R. Sp. C.C. gt xxxvj aq.f. [uncia]ifs. [uncia]ij [Recipe. Spirit of Harts Horn 36 drops. Fountain water 1 1/2 unciae. 2 unciae] for a dose repeated between every 3 and 4 hours 7 p.m. the first dose threw her into a profuse sweat and sound sleep for three hours and more seeming much relieved and fever greatly abated. 2nd dose threw up seeming too strong so as to take her breath away for many seconds. add a small tablespoonful of water and continue so as to keep a sweat for a few hours. 4. no fever. rested well. no passage yesterday or today. Rv Haust s.a. [repeat haust according to art] 6 p.m. no fever. cheerful. cath operated 2. omit it. 5. no fever. cheerful and easy 6. no passage yesterday or today. has fever, moderate. take the remainder of the cath. M Aq.f. [uncia]ifs Sp. C.C. gt xxiv cap.s.a. [Measure 1 1/2 unciae fountain water and 24 drops of Spirit of Harts Horn. Let her take it according to art] continued p. 98.
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    1778 Mrs. P. Smith 87. Sept. 5. miscarried 2 or 3 days ago. complains of uneasiness about her stomach or breast. M. Pil Coe. gr xv cap.h.s. [Measure Stomachic Pills 15 grains let her take it at bedtime] 6. medicine operated 4 or 5 times. no complaints. 12. complains only of debility. M. Pil Coe gr xv cap.h.s. Cort Peruv. [drachma]ij [Measure Stomachic Pills 15 grains. let her take it at bedtime. Peruvian bark 2 drachmae] half a drachm for a dose to be taken tomorrow
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    88 Judith. Mrs. P. Smith 1778. Sept. 5. breast swelled and inflamed. M. Pil Coe gr xx cap h.s. [Measure Stomachic Pills 20 grains and let her take them at bedtime] apply a poultice the breast 3 per day. 6. better. contin[ue] poultice. 7. pain of the breast increased. Rv Pil Coe [Repeat Stomachic Pills] 8. do [ditto] to the shoulder- foment w. warm vinegar and poultice with pease. 10. the pain very violent and deprives her of rest. V.S. viij [bleed her of 8] continue poultice 12. the pain abated entirely. swelling remains.R Sach Sat [scruple]j [recipe. Lead Acetate 1 scruple] disolved in the water with which the Poult is made 13. swelling softer and less. Rt. Sac Sat s.a. Vesp [Repeat Lead Acetate according to art in the evening] 14. the [scruple]j [1 scruple] she had each time divided into two doses. the first time it pained considerably for 8 or 10 minutes and last night it pained for several hours. the swelling is loose and not painful. omit Sach in the poultice tonight and take Pil Coe gr xx [20 grains Stomachic Pills] 15. breast no alteration since yesterday, except it be more painful. Rv. Sach Sat s.a. [repeat Lead Acetate according to art] 21. complains of fever. sickness at stomach. confined to bed.R. Ess. Ant [uncia]j aq.font [uncia]fs M [Recipe. Essence of Antimony 1 Uncia. Fountain water 1/2 Uncia. Mix] half to be taken immediately the other half about half an hour after the first not operating- pro emet [as an emetic] 22. brought up much bile and operated twice downwards. little or no complaint to day except breast a little 23. pulse quick. no complaint 24. pulse natural. breast much better with regard to the diminultion of pain and swelling
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    Nov. Miss Campbell from p. 78 89 7. medicine operated but once today/ h. 5 p.m./ but she has rested better and been more cheerful than for several nights and days past. 8. rested very ill last night. R. Sal Glaub Sach aa [drachma]iv aq.f. [uncia]ij [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 4 drachmae. Fountain water 2 unciae] a tablespoonful to be taken every half hour till it operates 9. medicine operated during the day 5 times. has rested much and seems greatly easier and lively. took but two doses. cough and hoarseness greatly abated. 10. rested very indifferently last night. but is much better today. R. Sal Glaub Sach aa [drachma]iij aq.f. [uncia]ifs- M cap. cr.m.s.a. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 3 drachmae. fountain water 1 1/2 unciae. mix and let her have it tomorrow morning according to art] 1779 Feb. 6. Pertussis R. Pulv. Ipec. gr v. cap. cr. v. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 5 grains let her take it tomorrow evening] much benefitted by it 18. feverish, costive. R. Cal gr iij cap. cr.m. [Recipe. Calomel 3 grains let her take it tomorrow morning] 19. after it had remained some time on her stomach she vomited up much phlegm. it has had effect downward April 14. fever from dentition. costive. R. Cal gr iij cap stat [Recipe. Calomel 3 grains let her take it immediately] August. 4. nausea. worms R. Pulv. Ipec. gr iv cap vesp.- R. Pulv Rhae gr x Pulv Calom gr iv M div in dos ij- cap quaq 4 mane [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 4 grains let her take in the evening. Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 10 grains. Powdered Calomel 4 grains. Mix and divide in 2 doses. let her take it every 4 mornings] 6. better.
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    90 Jeffrie. R. Izard. Sept. 7. Feb. intermit. [Febricula intermittent] has had several returns. R. Pulv. Ipec gr xv cap stat pro emet [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains let him take it immediately as an emetic] 8. vomited much bile. is better. R. Pil Coe gr xx. cap stat [Recipe. Stomachic Pills 20 grains let him take immediately] 9. operated 4 or 5 times. no fever. Cort Per [uncia]fs [1/2 unciae Peruvian bark] 10. fever. suspected to omit his medicine. keep up a perspiration 6 p.m. complained of sickness at stomach. M Emetic cap stat [measure an emetic and let him take it immediately] 11. emetic omitted. no fever. rascal shams sometimes 6 p.m. sick at stomach. Diarrh[ea] r. Pulv. Ipec gr xv pro emet- Pil Coe grxx cap h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains as an emetic- Stomachic Pills 20 grains let him take at bedtime] 12. complained of pain in bones / being the epidemic / pyrosis emetic evacuated acid and bile. dysentery better. cough troubles him since he was first seized. R. LL gtt xxv aq.f. [uncia]fs M. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops. fountain water 1/2 uncia. Mix and let him take at bedtime] 13. better, only cough very troublesome. f V.S. [uncia]viij [bleed him of 8 unciae] 14. very relieved by v.s.[bleeding] 15. cough bad. anod [anodyne] 16. emetic 17. better 18. pulse full and strong. cough troublesome. M. Pil Coe gr xx Anod aa cap h.s. [Measure Stomachic Pills 20 grains Anodyne of each ingredient let him take at bedtime] 21. cough much abated. pulse rather fast. costive. eats and sleeps tolerably. R. Sal Glaub [drachma]vj Aq.f [uncia]iij Sach alb. [drachma]iv M cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt [6 drachmae. Fountain water 3 unciae. White Sugar 4 drachmae. mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] 23. pulse more moderate and full. spit much in the morning less in the evening. cath. operated properly. R. Tart Emet gr j LL gt xxvj aq font. [uncia]j m. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 1 grain Laudanum 26 drops fountain water 1 uncia. Mix and let him take it at bedtime] 24. he thinks the medicines did him great service. it did not render him sick. it sweated copiously and produced three stools early in the morning. has spit but very little today Oct. 1. dysentery for 4 or 5 days past. cough more free and scarse any but in the morning and less in the evening. appetite tolerably. pulse full and quick. R. Pulv. Ipec gr xv pro emet. cap vesp. Pil Coe gr xx cap h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 16 grains as an emetic let him take it in the evening. Stomachic Pills 20 grains let him take at bedtime] 2. medicine omitted. to be taken tonight 3. emetic voided up sour stuff. finds himself much better. it operated down once last night. pills not operated. 4. Rv. haust s.a. 23 cap h.s. [Repeat the haust according to the 23rd and let him take it at bedtime] 4. slept well. sweated a little. purged once. says he is much better. coughs and spits little. pulse fuller and slower though much too quick continued p. 97
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    R. Izard 91 Sept. 10. break bone fever. seized the 7. costive 3 or 4 days. vomited the 8 or 10 bile. and yet sick at stomach. R. Ess Ant. [uncia]j Aq.f. [uncia]fs M [Recipe. Essence of Antimony 1 uncia. Fountain water 1/2 uncia. Mix] half taken immediately and the remainder 1/2 an hour after. 6 p. operated up and down gently 2 or 3 much better but complained of inab [inability] somet [sometimes] to reach. dilute with tea Compl [Complains] of Pyrosis R. LL gt xxvj Spt. Lav xiij aq.f. [uncia]fs sach alb. q.s. M.f.h. [Recipe. Laudanum 26 drops Spirit of Lavender 13 drops. fountain water 1/2 uncia. white sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let a draught be made] half to be taken immediately the remainder 1/2 hour after if not relieved by the former 7 p.m. took 1/2 which greatly relieved and so neglected the remainder. just brought up his tea. corn water. cold agrees pretty well. cum LL ect s.a. [with the Laudanum and others according to art] and to be taken before he goes to sleep and the remainder too if necessary. 12. took all the medicines. slept well and feels so. breakfast agreed well. costive since 10 R. Pulv. Rhae gr xv Cal gr vj mel q.s.f.bol.cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 15 grains Calomel 6 grains honey as much as is sufficient make a bolus and let him take it at bedtime] 13. no complaints. Oct. 8. Rv. Bol Cath s.a. [Repeat the Bolus according to art] 1780 Oct. 17. Diarrhea R. Calom gr v pulv. rhae [scruple]j f.bol.c.h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. make a bolus and let him take it at bedtime] R. LL gut xxv aq.f. [uncia]j sach q.s.M c.h.s. si necess [Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops. fountain water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let him take at bedtime if necessary] 18. better. thirsty though little of the fever. R. Ol. Vitr gut xx aq.f. [uncia]vj sach q.s. cap ad lib. [Recipe. Sulphuric Acid 20 drops fountain water 6 unciae. sugar as much as is sufficient let him take it at liberty] 19. much better. but low. Rv. Pil and Haust s. 17 M. Vin Sal Ult [Repeat Pills and Haust according to the 17th mix with the last Wine salt?] 20. better h.7. has been but twice today R. Pulv. Rhae gr vj f.pil ij cap j h.s. alter cr. Rv haust anod [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 6 grains make 2 pills. let him take 1 at bedtime the other tomorrow. Repeat the Anodyne haust] 21. better R. Pulv. Rhae gr vj Ipec gr vj f. pill ij cap j vesp. alt. cr. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 6 grains. Ipecac 6 grains make 2 pills. let him take 1 in the evening the other tomorrow] 22. had but one passage yesterday. hot, acrid. better. R. Sal Eps [uncia]fs sach [uncia]fa aq.f. [uncia]iv M cap stat in haust ij [Recipe. Epsom Salt 1/2 uncia. Sugar 1/2 uncia. fountain water 4 unciae. Mix and let him take it immediately in 2 haust] h.7.p.m. kept only part of it 23. R. Acet. [uncia]ifs. Sal Absynth q.s. ad Sat. aq.f. [uncia]iv M Coch ij cap q.h. [Recipe. Vinegar 1 1/2 unciae. Salt of Wormwood as much as is sufficient. ad Lead Acetate? fountain water 4 unciae. Mix let him take 2 spoonfuls every hour] 7 p.m. better. had but 2 passages today. but one from the medicine. R. LL gut xxiv Aq.f. [uncia]fs. Sach q.s. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 24 drops. Fountain water 1/2 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. let him take it at bedtime] v. p. 110.
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    92. Miss Mary Fenwick Sept. 18. 1778. Cholera R. Pulv. Ipec gr xvj cap stat pro emet [recipe. Powdered Ipecac 16 grains let her take it immediately as an emetic] 6 p.m. vomited severely much bile. which greatly relieved her tho her stomach was not entirely cleansed. had a passage downward with much wind. complains of frequent and violent pain about her stomach and lower down. R LL gt xxx aq f. [uncia]ij Spt Lav gt xx Sach alb q.s.M [Recipe. Laudanum 30 drops. fountain water 2 unciae Spirit of Lavender 20 drops. White Sugar as much as is sufficient Mix] a spoon full to be taken every half hour till ease is obtained M. Pil Coe gr xx cap h.s. [Measure Stomachic Pills 20 grains. let her take them at bedtime] 19. no complaint. gone out. Dec. 28. little pimples itchy in the palms of her hands, between the fingers and upon her leg. they go and come. R. Pil Coe gr. xx cap h.s. [Recipe. Stomachic Pills 20 grains let her take them at bedtime] 1779. Jan. 3. pills produced no effect. 7. Rv. Pil Coe as gr xxv cap h.s. [Repeat Stomachic Pills up dose to 25 grains let her take it at bedtime] 9. pills operated properly. cheek much swelled from cold. the eruptions disappear and others come out. R. Sal Glaub sach aa [uncia]j Ess. Lavend. gut xij A. font [uncia]iv cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1 uncia. Essence of Lavender 12 drops. Fountain water 4 unciae. let her take it at bedtime] 11. much better. swelling, and eruptions decreased. Rv. Pil Coe grxxv cap.h.s. [Repeat Stomachic Pills 25 grains let her take them at bedtime] 13. swelling near gone. eruptions increased. 14. swelling rather increased. the eruptions worse. stomach uneasy. feels much disordered. R. Ess Ant [uncia]j cap. vesp. pro emet. [recipe. Essence of Antimony 1 uncia. let her take it in the evening as an emetic] 15. emetic operated 5 or 6 times. no other complaint than the itching of the eruptions. 21. eruptions increased. R. Crem Tart [drachma]iij Flor Sulph [scruple]fs mel q.s.f.bol cap h.s. Rv. Cr. m. [Recipe. Cream of Tartar 3 drachmae. Sublimed Sulphur 1/2 scruple honey as much as is sufficient. make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime. Repeat tomorrow morning] 22. no sensible effect of the medicine. the hams exceedingly itching. R. Flor Sulph. [scruple]j Syr q.s.f.bol cap h.s. and Rv. Cr. mane. [Recipe Sublimed Sulphur 1 scruple. Syrup as much as is sufficient make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime and repeat tomorrow morning] 23. Rv. Bol Sulph dos ij s.a. M. Unguent Sulph p.e. cum Spt. Lav [uncia]fs [Repeat the Sulphuric Bolus 2 doses according to art. Measure Sulphuric Ointment equal parts with Spirit of Lavender 1/2 uncia] the parts affected to be rubbed with it morning and evening. 26. the eruptions do not increased. the Unguent will be exhausted tonight. 27. Rv Ung and bol s.a. [repeat the unguent and bolus according to art] 28. Rv Ung s.a. [Repeat the Unguent according to art] Feb. 3. Rv Ung s.a. [repeat the unguent according to art] 5. Rv Ung s.a. [repeat unguent according to art] 7. Rv Ung ad [uncia] [Repeat Unguent but add another Uncia]
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    George Fenwick from p. 53 93 Sept. 21. emetic operated but twice. brought up a little bile. cathartic operated properly. has no complaints though the eruptive symptoms are but little altered 25. the 22 and 23 an eruption of pimples of an horny whitish nature spread over his head face body extremities and palms of the hand but more especially about the breast. it somewhat resembles that species of lepra called [alpha lambda phi] [Alphos Leprosy] R. Sal Glaub Sach aa [drachma]iiifs aq.f. [uncia]ij M cap cr.m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 3 1/2 drachmae. fountain water 2 unciae. Mix and let him have it tomorrow morning] 26. cath operated 6 or 7 times. do not itch so much the eruptions. nor is it troublesome 27. much the same. 28. some disappear and others appear. R. LL gt viij tart emet gr fs M cap h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 8 drops. Emetic Tartar 1/2 grains Mix and let him take it at bedtime] 30. seemed uncommonly cheerful yesterday. he did not observe any operation of the draught. numbers of the horny pimples gone, his skin looking very red where they were and his skin is very itchy. Rv haust ut 28. Rv Haust Cath ut 25. [Repeat the Haust as the 28th. Repeat the Cathartic haust as the 25th] to be taken tomorrow if the foregoing draught does not operate downward. Oct. 2. the draught operated by sweat, and stool 2 or 3 times. the cath taken operated but twice. it almost totally free of the eruptions. Rv. Haust LL and tart emet s.a. [Repeat the haust of laudanum and emetic tartar according to art] 3. draught operated by sweat and stool once. R. Cal gr iij Pulv Rhae gr x mel q.s. f.bol. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 3 grains Powdered Rhubarb 10 grains honey as much as is sufficient make a bolus and let him take it at bedtime] 6. bol did not operate. the eruptions and scales almost totally gone. R. Sal Glaub [uncia]fs sach [uncia]fs aq.f [uncia]iij m cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt 1/2 uncia. Sugar 1/2 uncia. Fountain water 3 unciae. mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] 9. cath operated 5 times. R. Sal Glaub Sach aa [drachma]v Aq.f. [uncia]iij M cap cr.m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 5 drachmae. Fountain water 3 unciae. Mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] 12. cath operated but twice. R. Sal Glaub Sach aa [drachma]vj aq.f. [uncia]iv M cap. cr.m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae. fountain water 4 unciae. mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] 17. Rv. H Cath s.a. [Repeat the Cathartic Haust according to art] 1779 Jan. 28. M. Pil Coe gr xx cap.h.s. [Measure Stomachic Pills 20 grains let him take it at bedtime]
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    94 Tenah. P. Smith Sept. 22. 1778. Pyrosis. shifting pains in her belly. pains in her back. pyrexia R. LL g xxx aq.f. [uncia]ij M [Recipe. Laudanum 30 drops fountain water 2 unciae mix]. a spoonful to be taken every half hour until ease be obtained. M Pil Coe gr xx cap.h.s. [Measure Stomachic Pills 20 grains let her take them at bedtime] 23. no fever. medicine relieved the pyrosis greatly but not totally. R. LL gt xxvj aq.f. [uncia]j M cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 26 drops Fountain water 1 uncia. mix and let her take it at bedtime] 24. no pyrosis. fever came on this forenoon. costive. no complaints of mouth or stomach. complained much of pain in her head and about her eyes. Pil Coe gr xx c.h.s. [Stomachic Pills 20 grains let her take at bedtime] 25. no complaint but in her back. pills operated properly. 26. slept well. appetite indifferent. no complaint. 1779 July 15. Gon [Gonorrhea?] R. Pill Cath N.5. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Cathartic Pills Number 5 let her take at bedtime] 18. M Pulv. [illegible] [drachma]j [Measure Powdered [illegible] 1 drachma]
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    1778 C.C. Pinckney Jr. 95 Sept. 25. troubled with wind, gripes, slimy curdled stools. 15 days old. R. Pulv Ipec gr iv cap stat pro emet. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 4 grains let him take it immediately as an emetic] R. Pulv. Rhae gr iv Magn alb. [scruple]j aq.f. [uncia]ifs m [drachma]ij cap quaq 2. horas and rv. pro re nata cap cr.m. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 4 grains White Magnesium 1 scruple fountain water 1 1/2 unciae. Mix let him take 2 drachmae every 2 hours and repeat as circumstances require let him take it tomorrow morning] 26. slept well. emetic operated twice and brought up viscid roapy milk. acidity. the laxat[ive] has not operated yet. 6 p.m. lax[ative] has operated 3. since which he is much better and his rest and stools being more natural. take the remaining part of the draught 27. tolerably well. 28. rested tolerably. seems griped. no stool today, nor was the last void of slime or Scybala- Rv. Haust s.a. [Repeat haust according to art] 29. medicine operated 2 times yesterday. Scybala. rested but indifferently this morning. breath sour. griped. take the remaining dose and a few grained of magn alb [white magnesium] through day. 30. no complaint. take a little magnesia now and then when acidity appears. 1779 Sept. 8. dyspepsia. vomitus R. Acet com [uncia]j Sal Absynth q.s. ad Sat [Recipe. Common Vinegar 1 uncia. Wormwood Salt as much as is sufficient until satisfied] a pap spoonful to be taken every two hours till the vomiting ceases. h. 5. p.m. no vomiting since. better tho little. dilute with corn or chicken water. 9. 7 a.m. vomited his milk and very sour stuff. R. Ipec gr vj cap stat pro emet. [Recipe. ipecac 6 grains let him take immediately] more lively this morning. xi. a.m. drank much water little or no vomiting. Hence great oppression and redness at his breast neck and face and coldness of his feet. Rv. Ipec stat [repeat ipecac immediately] 7 p.m. better. has had but one stool since he took the emetic. it was copious and very viscid and ropy. R. Infus Chamom [uncia]iij tinct rhab gut xxx Spt. lav gut xx [uncia]fs [Recipe. Infusion of Chamomile 3 unciae. Rhubarb Tincture 30 drops. Spirit of Lavender 20 drops. 1/2uncia] to be taken every hour. 10. rather better. passed a stool similar to that yesterday afternoon and another this morning more natural. takes nourishment tolerably. the medicine not all taken. continue. 5.p.m. rather better tho very low R. Cort Per [drachma]ij aq.f. [uncia]iv coq. ad [uncia]iij Spt Lav gut XL [drachma]ij cap quaq hora [Recipe. Peruvian Bark 2 drachmae. Fountain water 4 unciae. Strained to 3 unciae. Spirit of Lavender 40 drops let him take 2 drachmae every hour] continued. p. 101
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    96. Mrs. E Rutledge from p 61 9p.m. Complains much of violent uneasy pains about her stomach insomuch she can neither rest nor cease from crying- has been sick at her stomach which endeavored to remove by draughts of warm water- brought up only her food and wind- R. Aq. F. Ol Menth Spt lav aa. gt. xij. sach alb q.s. M. f. h. [uncia]fs [Recipe. Fountain water, Mint Oil and Spirit of Lavender of each ingredient 12 drops. White Sugar as much as is sufficient Mix and let a draught be made. 1/2 uncia] to be taken every 1/2 hour- 10.p. taken one dose much relieved and about to take another as she is not free- is a little inclined to sleep- take the other draught as soon as she finds ease from the Carminative. 6. Brought up the anodyne with much porraceous bile. encouraged the vomiting with Cham. tea [Chamomile tea] and cleaned her stomach thoroughly- no passage- fever and pains much abated- seems tolerably easy and cheerful- M. Crem [drachma]vj [measure 6 drachmae Cream] to be taken in broth or weak toddy or common drink. 6. p.m. cheerful- no fever nor scarse any pain in her bones- no passage but thinks the medicine will operate- feels light and cool within 7. No passage down- rested very indifferent last night- pains and disturbances in her bowels- Rv. Crem tart [drachma]vj [repeat 6 drachmae of cream of tartar]to be taken two teaspoonsful at a time in a little honey- 6.P.M. medicine operated 3 times- cheerful- has been walking about 8 Slept indifferently- feels an oppression internally and at her sides like weight lassitude take nourishing diet sage ochra soup, eggs. Cham[omile]. Tea 9. Better- weakness, complains 9.p.m. rather jaded- Pedil h-s. [bathe her feet at bedtime] 10. tolerable cheerful- no compl. but weakness 11. Gathering strength- compl. of oppression about her breast today- air cold 12. Complaints abated- R. Crem tart [uncia]j cap cum Mel [Recipe. Cream of tartar 1 uncia let her take with honey] the operation of the Crem tart [Cream of tartar] does not in the least ruffle her and the apperient effects continue longer being gentle and not over exhausting. 14. Gathering strength daily- got up early and walk in the open air before breakfast and in the cool of the evening- cont. the nourishing diet s. a. [according to art] and Cham[omile]. tea Nov 1 greatly recruited in strength flesh and spirits- had an Cham [illegible] 6. Went to goose creek- use cream tart [cream of tartar] occasionally as an eccoprotic. cont. s. a [according to art] Dec 28 Returned to town-greatly repaired in strength and spirits- seldom complains and then slightly. cont. Contin. p. 119.
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    Jeffrie. R. I. from p. 90 97 Oct 6. Coughs and spits less than usual in the morning and less at night- sometimes Mucus sometimes saliva._ P. [pulse] full and rather less frequent- not bound. Rv. Haust. s. 23 [repeat haust according to the 23rd] 7. Rv. Haust. s. a [Repeat the haust according to art] 8. Spit a little last night. froathy O.b.- less this morning. been to stool once today- pulse rather increased today. 9-10. better. spit none last night but to or three times when he got- not mucus- P.s.a. [Pulse according to art] rather stronger- he thinks he is acquiring strength- R. Sal glaub. Sach. a a [uncia]vj aq. [uncia]iv- cap cr m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 6 unciae. Water 4 unciae. let him take tomorrow morning] 12 Cath operated but twice- P. [pulse] slower and fuller but too quick and hot- spits as last- F.V.S. [uncia]vj [bleed him of 6 unciae]. 13. better- go in the country- milk diet- when cough and oppression of the breast increases f.V.S. [uncia]vj [Bleed him of 6 unciae] and 3 day after, Cath. [Cathartic] 1779 Sept 7. feverish R. pulv. Ipec. grxv. cap. vesp. pro emet. R.Sal Glaub-Sach-aa [uncia]j. ag. f [uncia]iv. M. cap. cr. m. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains let him take in the evening. Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1 uncia. Fountain water 4 unciae. Mix and let him take tomorrow morning]
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    98. Miss E. Izard from p. 86 Oct. 6pm. Cathart[ic]. operated twice- omit it- better 7. Sudorific operated properly- fever has been off but it has at present upon her- no pass- gums swelled- appetite not so fretful as yesterday- eyes seem heavy- sleepy. Contin the Cath [Cathartic] draught- Rv. Haust Cath. s.a [Repeat Cathartic haust according to art] 8. took 1/2 of the draught last night and the remainder this morning without any effect- brought up her milk last night twice and much curdled- has at present a small degree of fever and seems heavy tho not otherways uneasy- take Pulv. Ipec gr iv stat. pro emet. [Powdered Ipecac 4 grains immediately as an emetic] 5 p.m. emet[ic]. is of much service- brought up the rhubarb and Magn[esium]. coagulated with the milk- Rv. H. Cath. s.a. [Repeat the Cathartic haust according to art] 9. last night and this morning took all of the draught without any effect- seems heavy 2 p.m. no passage from the medicine. R. Sal. Glaub Sach aa [drachma]ii aq f [uncia]j M. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 2 drachmae. Fountain water 1 uncia. Mix] 1/4 part to be taken every 1/2 hour till it operates. 9. p.m. took all without effect. Enem Dom. cap. Stat. [Let her immediately take an Domestic clyster]- after the operation fo the first to give another very gradually to be retained as much as possible 10. slept indifferently- the 1st inject soon operated- then other was retained- produced a copious soft stool this morning with some slime but more than last night- perhaps worms- no fever- cheerful- take unfus. of pink root- a small tea cup 3 in. die [day]. 11. Slept well- a little feverish- no passage since yesterday morning- R. Sal. Glaub- sach aa [drachma]iv Aq. f [uncia]ii m cap. Stat. [uncia]fs pro dos semi quaq hora [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 4 drachmae. fountain water 2 unciae. Mix and let her take it immediately. 1/2 unciae for a dose every half hour] 12. Med operated once in the evening and once late in the night- large, loose- seems lively, cheerful and free of fever 14. R. H. Cath. s. a. [Recipe. Cathartic Haust according to art] Nov 10 R. Sal. Glaub Sach. aa [uncia]fs aq. f [uncia]ij m. cap. cr. m. [Recipe Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1/2 uncia fountain water 2 unciae. mix and let her take tomorrow morning] 11. h.6.p.m. took three doses- each time brought up some of it with much roapy phlegm- operated down several times 12. no complaint 30 constipation-cold- R. Sal. Glaub. Sach. alb. a a [uncia]fs. aq. f [uncia]ii m. cap. Stat. [uncia]fs. simiq. hora. pro re nata. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and White Sugar of each ingredient 1/2 unciae. fountain water 2 unciae. Mix and let her take it immediately. 1/2 unciae every half hour as circumstances require] Cont p. 108
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    1778 Hagar E.R [Edward Rutledge] about 46 99 Oct. 6 Complains of pains about her stomach- Costive M. Pil. Coe. gr xx. cap. h. s. [Measure Stomachic Pills 20 grains let her take at bedtime] 7. Pills operated properly- no complaint Dec 1. Febricula- obstructed perspiration- Colica flat.-R. LL. gt xxx. Tart Emet. gr. 1/3 aq. f. [uncia]fs. sach. q. s. - m.f.h. cap. h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 30 drops. Emetic Tartar 1/3 grains fountain water 1/2 uncia. sugar as much as is sufficient. mix and let a draught be made. let her take it at bedtime] 2. Medicine relieved her- flying pains about the neck joints and left breast. painful upon inspiration- sometimes nausea f. v.s [uncia]viij. [bleed her of 8 unciae] R. Pulv.. Ipec. gr. xv. cap. vespers pro emet. R. Sal. Glaub. Sach. aa [uncia]j-aq. f [uncia]iv. M. cap. cr m. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains let her take it in the evening as an emetic. Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1 uncia. fountain water 4 unciae. Mix and let her take tomorrow morning] 3. Brought up much sour stuff- relieved her- Cath operated 8. Pains much diminished but got troublesome- had a purging the 6. R. Sal. Glaub. Sach. aa [uncia]j ag. f. [uncia]iv M. cap. cr M. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1 uncia. fountain water 4 unciae. mix and let her take it tomorrow morning]
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    100 JD Phial [illegible] Misc. oint. [uncia]ij 1780 Mrs. W. Cattell- Widow of Col. W. C. from p.73 Nov 26. Visited her at Col. Pickneys at Snee 28 returned to town Dec 6. Mrs. C came to town. Missed the fever. R. Pulv Jalap [scruple]ifs. Sach [drachma]ij. Ess. Menth. gut v. M.c.Stat [Recipe. Powdered Jalap 1 1/2 scruples Sugar 2 drachmae. Essence of Mint 5 drops. Mix and let her take immediately] 7. better- a week has elapsed since the last paroxysm. Cape. Cort. Per. [Peruvian bark] R. Ess. Menth gut-x. sach [drachma]j Aq font [uncia]iij M coch j. cap revers. dolor. stomach. [Recipe. Essence of Mint 10 drops. Sugar 1 drachma. fountain water 3 unciae. Mix let her take 1 spoonful to reverse the stomach pain] 9. Tolerably well- R. Sal. Mart. [drachma]fs Pulv. Rhae gr. 45 Sap Cast [drachma]iij. M. f. pil. 64- cape 4 bis vel terv in die pro aperient. [Recipe. Martian Salt 1/2 drachma Powdered Rhubarb 45 grains Castille Soap 1 1/2 drachmae. Mix and make 64 pills. Take 4 twice or thrice a day as a laxative] 13. R. Pulv serp. [drachma]fs. Cort Peruv [Drachma]fs M. cap cr [Recipe. Powdered Snake Root 1/2 drachma Peruvian Bark 1/2 uncia. Mix and let her take tomorrow 17. R. Pulv serp. [drachma]fs cort Peruv [drachma]ij. m. [Recipe. Powdered Snake Root 1/2 drachma Peruvian bark 2 drachmae Mix] M. Pil Coe. 40.- dos. vj.- [Measure Stomachic Pills 40. 6 for a dose] 1781 Feb 3 Written advice sent to her at Santee and the following medicines Pil ut dec. 9. supra. and eod. quant [Pills as December 9th better and the same quantity] Pil coe. xx. dosil. iv. [20 Stomachic Pills 4 for a dose] Cort. Per. [uncia]ii Pulv. rad. Senek [drachma]ij-M [Peruvian bark 2 unciae. Powdered Rattle Snake Root 2 drachmae Mix] R. Ess. Menth gut 60. Sp lav gut 40 Aq. f [uncia]iij sach [uncia]j. m. [Recipe. Essence of Mint 60 drops. Spirit of Lavender 40 drops. Fountain Water 3 unciae. Sugar 1 uncia. Mix] Sal absinth [drachma]iij [Wormwood Salt 3 drachmae] March 5. Visited her in town. Relapse- an intermittent quartan now upon her. R. Calom gr. v. pulv. rhae. [scruple]j. f. bol. cap. h. s. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] 6. h.xi a.m. fever off. med not operated but there seems to be a tendency h. 7 p.m. medicine has had proper effect- averse to bark as she conceives it does not agree. R. Sal. Mart [Scruple]fs Aq. f. [uncia]vj- M. [Recipe. Martian Salt 1/2 scruple. Fountain water 6 unciae. Mix] half to be taken in a small draught of water before breakfast and the remainder about mid day. v.p. 174
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    1778 Maria Pickney Nov 10 Epidemic Catarrh- took an Emet. last night R. Sal. Glaub-Sach aa [uncia]fs. aq. f. [uncia]ij M. cap. cr. m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1/2 uncia. fountain water 2 unciae. mix and let her take tomorrow morning] take thro the day Honey occidulated agreeably tart thro the day 11. Medicine did not operate- R. Tart Emet gr 1/3 LL.gt.9. aq. f. [uncia]fs. Sach. q.s. M. cap. h. s. [Recipe. Emetic tartar 1/3 grains Laudanum 9 drops. fountain water 1/2 uncia. sugar as much as is sufficient mix and let her take at bedtime] 12. the Draught made her sick and shivering-she threw it up, two hours after taking it with much roapy phlegm- it was encouraged with a little warm water- previous to vomiting her skin was freely moist and after vomiting she slept perfectly easy and sound- it operated 2 downward- complained but little 13. cough increased- R. Sal. Glaub-Sach- a a [drachma]ij. aq. f. [uncia]iij M. cap. cr. m. dimid. pro dos. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae. Fountain water 3 unciae. Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning half for a dose] Threw up the 2nd draught with much phlegm- Cathart operated thrice-much better 1779 Jan 12. Feverish- sick at stomach- brought up naturally phlegm which relieved her- complains of difficulty in swallowing- R. Pulv rhae grx. cap. stat. pro emet. R. Sal. Glaub-Sach- aa [drachma]v aq. f. [uncia]ijfs. Ol menth gut. v. M. cap cr. m. 1/2 pro dos. [Recipe Powdered Rhubarb 10 grains let her take immediately as an emetic. Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 5 drachmae. fountain water 2 1/2 unciae. Mint Oil 5 drops Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning 1/2 for a dose] 13. Emetic brought up much acid and phlegm- smart fever in the night- took but two thirds of the Draught which operated but once- take the rest 14. Cathart. operated 3 or 4 times- feverish last night 15. no complaint
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    102 Mrs. R. Smith from p. 64 take a considerable degree of exercise with pleasure and benefit- has not felt herself so well as now and some time past for years- NB. Strengthen the tone of system by Cold Bathing- but previously F.V.S [uncia]x [bleeding of 10 unciae] 12 no complaint- begin as soon as possible to bathe. 1779 March 2 has not used the bath- rarely feels an uneasiness in her side and when she does it goes off in a day or two- finds herself much better for taking exercise and disordered when she does not- has been taking a decoct. of China root and sassafras- which she thinks has be of service- Caught a cold a day or two ago and found her head eyes and side a little disordered by it. M. Pil. Coe. grxx. cap. h. s. [Measure Stomachic Pills 20 grains and let her take them at bedtime]her bowels always the soluble and when she finds any fullness or uneasy sensation in her side head or eyes take a coch [spoonful]. August 26 Epidemic fever- pains sometimes in her right side from the old complaint- R. Pulv Rhae grxviij calom gr iv. f. bol. cap. h. s [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 18 grains Calomel 4 grains. Make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] 27 Head better, but fever and pains in skin and bones get continuous- Pedil h.s. [bathe her feet at bedtime] 28. Still feverish- sharp pains sometimes from her side to her shoulder blades- Rv. Pil. s, 26. [Repeat the Pills according to the 26th] 29. much better, no fever, tho feels sore yet and the pains from her side to her shoulder blades 30. F.V.S [uncia]iv [bleed her of 4 unciae] Nov 16. Rv. Bol. s Aug 26. dos. 4 [Repeat the Bolus according to August 26th 4 doses] 1780 Sept 16 Fever- the intermissions daily diminish in their duration. Great dibility- spleen much affected- written advice and directions. M. Ess Ant. [uncia]fs. M. Pil viij- aa. Calom grij- Sap. grv. [Measure Essence of Antimony 1/2 uncia. Measure 8 pills of each ingredient 2 grains Calomel and 5 grains soap] 1781 March 9. Angina- R. Sp. C.C. [uncia]fs. Ol Ol [uncia]j. M. Applied ad gut 3-4 in die- R. Pulv Rhae [scruple]ij Calom. grx. f. pil. x.- Cap. V. h. s. alt. 4. die. postea. [Recipe. Spirit of Harts Horn 1/2 uncia. Olive Oil 1 uncia. Mix and apply 3 or 4 drops in the day. Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 2 scruples. Calomel 10 grain and make 10 pills. Let her take 5 at bedtime and the others 4 days later]
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    1778 Harriot Pinckney Aged [MS blank] Epidemic Catarrh 13. take an emetic tonight. R. Sal. Glaub-Sach aa [drachma]v aq f. [uncia]ijfs. M. cap. cr. m. dimid. pro dos. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 5 drachmae. Fountain Water 2 1/2 unciae. Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning. half for a dose] 14. operated 5 times- much better 17. cough very troublesome especially last night- R. Sal. Glaub Sach aa. [uncia]fs. Aq. f. [uncia]ijfs M. cap. cr. m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1/2 uncia. Fountain Water 2 1/2 unciae. Mix and let her take it at bedtime]take her own cough drops 50 18 Greatly better- repeat the drops if necessary 19. Obliged to use the drops 20. Coughed much last night- spots on her cheeck threaten to break out- past cold- R. Sal. Glaub-sach. aa [drachma]v. aq. f [uncia]ij M. cap cr. m. s. a. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 5 drachmae. fountain water 2 unciae. Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning according to art] 22 Cath operated properly. much better. slept free from coughing without the assistance of the Cough drops 1779 Sept 18 Angina. R. Sal Glaub. [uncia]fs. Sach [uncia]fs. aq. f. [uncia]ij cap. cr. m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt 1/2 uncia. Sugar 1/2 unciae Fountain Water 2 unciae. let her take it tomorrow morning] h. xi p.m. medicine has not operated. R. Sal. Glaub. Sach aa. [drachma]iij. aq. f. [uncia]ij M. cap. Stat. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 3 drachmae. Fountain Water 2 unciae. Mix and let her take it immediately] 19. Med operated but thrice- R. Sal. Glaub. Sach aa [drachma]v. aq. f. [uncia]iij M. cap. cr. m [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 5 drachmae. Fountain water 3 unciae. Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning]
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    Toby CCP 1778 20 Years old-little Nov 18 Pleuritic- seized yesterday. F.V.S donec syncop [Bleed him until he faints] take Seneka tea [Rattlesnake tea]- R. Tart Emet gr 2/3. LL gt. xx. aq f. [uncia]j m. [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 2/3 of a grain Laudanum 20 drops. Fountain Water 1 uncia. mix]- 1/2 taken now the rest an hour after 19. V.S. [bleeding] relieved head and breast- about one this morning brought up the mixture and much porraceous bile- no sweat or stool since yesterday, cannot draw a full inspiration tho he is better- R. Tart Em. grij aq.f. [uncia]iv M cap.[uncia]fs. quaq. hor [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 2 grains fountain water 4 unciae. Mix and let him take 1/2 uncia every hour]- take a Clyster stat [immediately]. - h. 7.p.m. taken but 3 doses- sweated a little- some time after taking the last dose threw up some very sour stuff. pain in head and breast much better since the operation of the Clyster Cont. Mixt. and after 2 more doses more push it to vomiting which encourage. 20. vomited sweated and slept well- much better but cannot make a free inspiration- R. Sal. Glaub Sach aa [uncia]j Aq. f. [uncia]iv. M. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1 uncia. Fountain Water 4 unciae. Mix] - 1/2 for a dose with 1/2 hour interval. 7 p.m. operated 5 times no compl. but the pain on inspiration. M. Vesicant. Apply it upon the part affected. 21. Blister did not draw tho he felt its stimulus-makes a full inspiration-fever- cough very troublesome and no other complaint, appetite being tolerable. R. Tart grfs. LL. gxxx aq. [uncia]fs. M cap. h. S. [Recipe. Tartar 1/2 grains Laudanum 30 drops. Water 1/2 uncia. Mix and let him take it at bedtime] 22. Slept well and found himself sweating in the morning- no stool today- coughs but little- but little fever- Rv. haust anod. s.a. cap.h.s. Rv. haust Cath s.a. [Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art and let him take it at bedtime. Repeat Cathartic haust according to art] 23. Medicine operated properly- no complaint but debility tho his strength is increasing.
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    Fortune CCP 1778 Nov 22. Pleuritis- came on today with a shivering and vomiting of sour stuff- V.S. [bleed him] until fainting or a free inspiration be obtained. - after loosing about [uncia]vij he obtained the latter- R. Sal Glaub [uncia]j Sach [uncia]fs. aq f. [uncia]iv. m. cap. cr. m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt 1 uncia. Sugar 1/2 Uncia. Fountain Water 4 unciae. Mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] - 1/2 for a dose with 1/2 hour interval 23. Medicine operated properly- no pain or fever 24. Fever returned about 10 today- no pain- M 25. R. Tart Emet. grvj. Aq. f. [uncia]iij cap hora 8. cr.m. [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 6 grains Fountain Water 3 unciae. let him take tomorrow at the 8th hour in the morning]three table spoons full for the first dose and 2 every half hour after till vomiting comes on which encourage with warm water. 27. brought up much bile during the operation of the Medicine which affected him downward also- the fever did not come on yesterday 28. No fever or complaint today
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    Bull Mary 1778 Nov 25 Angina. R. Pulv Ipec. grx. pro emet. cap. Stat. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 10 grains as an emetic let her take it immediately] Emetic evacuated much phlegm- greatly relieved R. Sal. Glaub. Sach. alb. aa [drachma]vj Aq font [uncia]iij [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and White Sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae. Fountain Water 3 unciae]- two table for one dose to be taken tomorrow and repeated every 1/2 hour until it operates- keep tonight her skin moist by a little hartshorn whey 26. Informed by Cotter[?] this morning that her tongue and throat more inflamed- the difficulty of swallowing and ulcers on the tongue increased- M. Empl. Vesic-mixt. Spir Dulc Nitr [drachma]iij Aq. f. [uncia]vj. M- Cort. Peruv [drachma]iij- [Measure a Blister Agent- A Mixture of Sweet Spirit of Nitre 3 drachmae. Fountain water 6 unciae and Peruvian Bark 3 drachmae] Apply frequently hartshorn and oil equal parts to the throat- the blister if necessary behind the neck- the bark internally if the ulcers increase. 27. Much better- slept last night free sound and long. Cathart operated 5 times- was playful- dribbles much. swelling lip- tongue clearer-ulcers less and better colored but two appear on the tonsil- Rv. Mixt. s.a.- M. Sp. C.C. [uncia]j- R. Sal. Glaub. Sach. alb. aa. [drachma]vj. aq. f. [uncia] iij M. cap cr. m. s. a. [Repeat Mixture according to art. Measure Spirit of Harts Horn 1 uncia- Recipe. Glaubers Salt and White Sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae. fountain water 3 unciae. Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning according to art] 29. Better- sleeps well- appetite good- swallows solids easily- scarse dribbles- ulcers diminished in size and number- swelling increased this morning but it now abated- belly easy and legs swelled- fretful tho frequently playful- flush sometimes- rubs and picks her nose often- R. Cath. haust s.a. cap. cr. m. R.Rad. Lonicari [drachma]iv aq. f. [uncia]viij. coq. ad [uncia]vj [Recipe. A Cathartic Haust according to art let her take tomorrow morning. Recipe. Honeysuckle Root 4 drachmae. Fountain Water 8 unciae. strain until 6 unciae remain] two table spoonfulls to be taken thrice in the day. Dec 1. No complaint- R. Sal Glaub Sach. alb. aa. [drachma]vj aq. fon. [uncia]iij. m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and White Sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae. Fountain Water 3 unciae. Mix] to be taken s.a. [according to art]if the throat ect. appears swelled or inflamed- if they do not then take it the third or 4.
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    1778 Campbell McCastan Dec 1. Cholera. Slight. Acid Saburra [Stomach Acid]- emetics act most violent R. Sal. Glaub. sach aa [uncia]j aq f. [uncia]iv. Spt Lav. gtt xij. m. -cap. cr. m [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1 uncia. Fountain Water 4 unciae. Spirit of Lavender 12 drops. Mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] 4. free of the Cholera-this morning felt a violent pain contraction and heart burn about the stomach. Dilute plentifully today with chick or veal water- R. LL gtt. xxvj Ol menth gtt. x. aq. f. [uncia]fs. sach. q. s. M. cap. h. s. [Recipe. Laudanum 26 drops. Mint Oil 10 drops. Fountain Water 1/2 Uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let him take it at bedtime] 6. brought up much wind- no nausea, but about an hour after he took it came on a violent shivering with fever- contraction about the stomach- about 3 years ago similar circumstances preceded a Hypochondriasis- Drink plentifully of chicken water- exercise. 20. thro neglect and carelessness the disorder is a Diarrhea and troublesome and has reduced him much. R. Pulv. Ipec. grxv. cap. vesp. pro emet. R. Sal Graub Sach aa [drachma]vj aq. f. [uncia]vj M cap cr. m. s.a. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains. Let him take it in the evening as an emetic. Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae. Fountain Water 6 unciae. Mix and let him take it in the morning] 21. omitted the medicine 23 took the emetic which released him from a foul stomach and has taken the cathartic 24. Did not take all the Cath it operated thrice. feels much better troubled with wind. R. LL gtxxviij Ol menth gt.x. aq. f. [uncia]fs. sach q. s. tart emet. gr 1/3 M. cap h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 28 drops. Mint Oil 10 drops. Fountain Water 1/2 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Emetic Tartar 1/3 of a grain. Mix and let him take it at bedtime] 28. Much better- stools more natural and easy and less frequent- has been twice a day for two days past.- the last draught he thinks highly benefitted him- it operated 1 or 2 downward in the morning Rv. haust anod. s.a. [Repeat the Anodyne Haust according to art] 1779 Jan 3. The anod [anodyne] agreed pleasantly well- brought up much wind- sweated- operated 2 by stool next morning- slept without interruption by tenesmus- worse two or 3 days past, stools slimy- sometimes Scybalus-windy- frequent 6 or 7 time in 24 hours- his strength and bulk considerably diminished. 4. been to stool but once today- tenesmus- little else but slime- R.LL gtxxvj aq f. [uncia]j sach q.s Ol menth gt. xij M cap h.s. R. Pulv rhae grxx Calom gr.v. aq. font q s. f. bol. cap. h.s [Recipe. Laudanum 26 drops. Fountain Water 1 ucia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mint Oil 12 Drops Mix and let him take it at bedtime- Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 20 grains Calomel 5 grains Fountain Water as much as is sufficient make a bolus and let him take it at bedtime] 5. p.m. h.2. Medicine operated thrice today- stools scybalus slimy easy- R. LL gt xxvj. Tart emet. gr 1/3 Ol menth gtt xij aq. f. [uncia]j sach q.s. M.- cap. h.s. Pill Coe. grxx-cap h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 26 drops. Emetic Tartar 1/3 of a grain Mint Oil 12 drops. Fountain Water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient Mix and let him take at bedtime. Stomachic Pills 20 grains let him take at bedtime] 6. Pills operated thrice. evacuated easy- the first scybalus the other fecul and slimy, windy- the last rather painful- R. LL xxxij. Ol menth. gtxij. tart emet. grfs. Aq f. [uncia]ij Sach q.S. M. [uncia]fs. cap. Stat. residuum h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 32 drops. Mint Oil 12 drops. Emetic Tartar 1/2 grain. Fountain Water 2 unciae. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix. Let him take 1/2 uncia immediately and the rest at bedtime] Contin p. 121.
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    Miss E. Izard from p. 98 Dec 4 Catarrh- constipation- swelled gums- R. Pulv. Ipec. griv. cap. Stat pro emet. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 4 grains. let her take immediately as an emetic] Brought several times a tough roapy pilloried phlegm- after the operation slept long sound and easy- R. Sal. Glaub Sach. aa [uncia]fs aq. f. [uncia]ij m. cap. cr. m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1/2 uncia. Fountain Water 2 unciae. Mix and let her take tomorrow morning] 6. no complaint 1780 Izard R. from p. 91 Oct 27. R. Pulv rhae grxv calom gr.v. f. pil. cap. h. s. M. Cort. Per [uncia]j. cap. cr. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 15 grains. Calomel 5 grains. make a pill and let him take it at bedtime.- Measure 1 uncia of Peruvian Bark and let him take it tomorrow] 28-29. 30 31. R. LL gut xxiv Aq f. [uncia]fs. Lavend gut x M-cap. h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 24 drops. Fountain Water 1/2 uncia. Lavender 10 drops. Mix and let him take at bedtime] Nov 1 R. Calom gr v. Sap. grx. f. pil. cap. h. s. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains Soap 10 grains make a pill and let him take at bedtime] 2. better 4. R. Calom gr.v. pulv. rhae grxv f. pil. c. h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains Powdered Rhubarb 15 grains make a pill and let him take at bedtime]
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    1778 Caesar Middleton Combahee Dec 6. Diminution of the Power of the lower extremities by his spine being injured by a piece of timber- he walks a little better than he did- R. Sal. Glaub Sach aa [uncia]j aq f. [uncia]iv M cap. cr. m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1 uncia. Fountain Water 4 unciae. Mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] Pour daily cold water over his loins Daniel ER [Edward Rutledge] from p. 33 21. Much better- pains gone but a soreness all over-cough and appetite better- 22. Mending Oct 1 Feb. Intermit. [Febricula intermittent] M. Pulv Ipec. grxx R. Cal Calm. gr.v. Sap. grx. f. bol. c. h. s. [Measure Powdered Ipecac 20 grains.- Recipe. Calomel 5 grains Soap 10 grains. make a bolus and let him take it at bedtime] 2. omitted- cape. s.a. [take it according to art] 3. M. Cort. Per. [uncia]fs. cap. cr. [Measure Peruvian Bark 1/2 uncia and let him take it tomorrow] 7. R. Calom gr. v. Sap. venet grx. f. pil. cap. h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains. Venetian Soap 10 grains. Make a pill and let him take it at bedtime] 9. Cape Cort. per [uncia]j [take 1 uncia of Peruvian Bark] 23. Diarrhea. R. Pulv rhae [scruple]i calom, gr.v.f.pill. cap. h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Calomel 5 grains make a pill and let him take it at bedtime] 25. Rv. Pil- R.LL gut xxiv. Aq. f. [uncia]fs. M. cap.h.s. [Repeat Pill.- Recipe. Laudanum 24 drops. Fountain water 1/2 uncia. Mix and let him take at bedtime] 27.Rv. Pil. and haust [Repeat Pill and Haust]
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    Robin Middleton Combahee 1778 Dec 6. Ulcerated leg. R. Sal. Glaub Sach aa [uncia]j aq. f. [uncia]iv M. cap. cr. m [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1 uncia. fountain water 4 unciae. Mix and let him take it at bedtime] Miss Sarah Smith cont. p. 163 1779 Sept 6. Fever taking emetic wine and tea- contin. till it vomits 7.pm brought up bile- perspired freely- no fever 1780 Izard Ralph from p.91 Nov. 13. R. Tart Emet. grij Aq. f. [uncia]ij M. coch ij cap qua 1/4 hora [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 2 grains. Fountain Water 2 unciae. Mix let him take 2 spoonfuls every quarter hour] 15. M. Pil. Coe. xxx.- aa. gr.v. [Measure Stomachic Pills 30. of each ingredient 5 grains] Revisit p.108
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    1778 Bull Ann Sr. Delicate feeble constitution- about 35 Dec 10 Flooding- about the 4 month of pregnancy- over fatigued herself with nursing her daughter F.V.S. [uncia]ijfs [bleed her of 2 1/2 unciae]- R. Alum. pulv. [drachma]j [Recipe. Powdered Alum 1 drachma] with this acidulate the whey as much as she can will bear and drink as much as she can thro the day- pro se nata- Emplast. Robor. [As circumstances require- a Strengthening Plaster] 14. She thought the drink gave pain to the stomach and increased the discharge- therefore only took about 40.gr. thinks herself much in the same situation- got out of bed and sit a little while now and then in the chair 15. sent for- last night flooding increased and later pains came on and became so feeble they could scarse feel her pulse- h. 1..m. p. [pulse] very feeble she has taken about 40 gtt spir vitr [Spirit of Vitriol] which much refreshed her- several lumps of coagulated blood came away- had no sleep- desirous of taking the indian pasturient root- granted- threw her into a gentle dose for about an hour- continue the Vitr [Vitriol] 4 or 5 drops in one one or two mouths ful of water now and then- frequent nourish. h. 9. vesp. the flooding but little now- the pains but now and then leasing. R. LL gtt xxvij Aq. f. [uncia]j Sach q.S. M. cap. Stat [Recipe. Laudanum 27 drops. Fountain water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let her take it immediately] 16. Slept well- much refreshed- the discharge much as last night-no pains now think- P. [pulse] mended- costive R. Crem tart [drachma]ij mel q.s. f.bol. [Recipe. Cream of tartar 2 drachmae honey as much as is sufficient make a bolus] to be taken immediately on half and the remainder an hour after R. Cort Peruv [drachma]ij divid. in dos vj [Recipe. Peruvian Bark 2 drachmae. Divided in 6 doses]one to be taken every hour or as the stomach can bear it beginning one hour after the last dose Crem tart. Cont. Spir Vitr s.a. Rv. haust anod. s.a.h.s. [Cream of Tartar. Continue Sulphuric Acid according to art. Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art at bedtime] 17. Crem tart. [Cream of Tartar] operated once- sleeps tolerably well- flood very little abated- took 5 dose. of the bark which agreed very well. Appetite very well- about xi today came on with cold and shivering a fever-thirst not great- cont. Vitr s.a.- Rv. Cort Per [drachma]ij divid. in dos vj.[Continue Vitriol according to art. Repeat Peruvian bark 2 drachma divided in 6 doses] to be taken when the fever off- encourage the diaphoresis- Rv. H. Anod. [Repeat Anodyne Haust] if the fever be off and she does not seem disposed to rest about x or xi at night- R. Pulv Rhab. grx [Recipe Powdered Rhubarb] to be taken in two doses if necessary in the evening. 18. Slept tolerably without the Anod[yne]- fever went off last night and has taken 5 doses of bark- fever returned- imagines she caught a little cold- complains of much pain in her eyes, forehead and back of the head- she has frequently formerly had pains in one half on side of her head which is instantly removed fumigating the part with tobacco- the rhub[arb] operated once in the night- appetite tolerably good- Apply a sinapism upon the back part of her neck and renew it if requisite. Cont Vitr. s.a. and Cort. Per. [Continue Vitriol according to art and Peruvian Bark] when the fever permits. R. Cort Per [scruple]viij aa pro dos [Recipe. Peruvian Bark 8 scruples of each ingredient for a dose] 19. the pain in the back of the head entirely removed and that in the forehead and eyes but little abated- slept little or none- fever has not been off tho it was made cont p. 112.
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    Bull Ann Sr from p. 111 moderate in heat moisture and thirst- apply sinapisms to her temples and renew them till the pain is removed or much abated- cont. Vitr s.a. [Continue Vitriol according to art]use the Cort. Per. [Peruvian Bark] soon as proper- R. LL. gr. xxx aq f. [uncia]fs. Sach Alb. q. s. m.- cap h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 30 drops. Fountain Water 1/2 unci White Sugar as much as is sufficient Mix and let her take it at bedtime] if she is want of sleep or not free from pain in her forehead or eyes- M. Cort. Per. [drachma]iij div. in dos ix. [Measure Peruvian Bark 3 drachma. Divide in 9 doses] 20. Slept tolerable tho the 2nd nap was confined- has no complaint- however there is a small degree of fever and the flooding has been for three or four days much as natural- has taken dose vj. of the Cort per [Peruvian Bark]- takes candle, gruel, green tea and corn water with a relish- Cont. C. Per. and Vitr s.a. [Continue Peruvian Bark and Vitriol according to art]- Air the bed without endangering an access of Cold- R. LL. gxxx tart. Emet. gr 1/8 Aq. font. [uncia]fs sach alb q.s. M. cap. h. s. [Recipe Laudanum 30 drops Emetic Tartar 1/8 of a grain Fountain Water 1/2 uncia. White Sugar as much as is sufficient Mix and let her take it at bedtime] tomorrow take the rhubarb- M. Sp. Vitr. [uncia]fs. cap. s.a. [Measure 1/2 uncia of Sulphuric Acid and let her take it according to art] 21. Much better- misinformed about the flooding it being only from conjecture- labor pains came on yesterday eveng. brought away 3 or 4 large clots of blood- one of them contained part of the after birth- rested tolerably but complains of confusion in her head from the laudanum- P. [pulse] more moderate- cooler- the rhub. [rhubarb] was omitted- give the rhub. tomorrow morning if necessary- R. Camph grx. Sp. Vin q. s. fac. pulv. [Recipe. Camphor 10 grains Wine as much as is sufficient make a powder]- 1/2 to be taken at the time of rest and the remainder half an hour after and if it does not procure sleep LL gtt xij. [Laudanum 12 drops] half an hour after- apply the sinapisms to the temples if the pain is very troublesome at the time of rest- Cont. bark dos 2 or 3. and Vitr. s.a. [Vitriol according to art] 22. has no complaint- last night brought away two or three clots of blood with more of the after birth without any trouble- slept so calm and composed that she did not know she slept nor was sensible of being awake- had a gentle breathing sweat- P. [pulse] tolerably full and moderate- heat less nor has her usual dread of heat- feels light and in good spirits- the rhub[arb]had no effect the space between the two doses having been much too long- complains a very little of her throat- Rv. Camph s.a. gr xv. [Repeat Camphor according to art 15 grains] to be taken s.a. [according to art] in a little gruel- apply to her throat the Sol. Linim. [usual liniment] if necessary- take tomorrow Magnesia- cont. bark dos 2 or 3 gargle if necessary. 27. the Camph[or] did not procure sleep but quiet and calmness- the bark operated 4 times in one day downward and twice the next- bark omitted- once yesterday morning and now to this evening for want of sleep Contin. p. 114
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    1778 Rose McCampbell Dec 20. Catarrh Constipatio[n] Cough so troublesome at night that she sometimes brings up bile- R. Pulv. Ipec gr xv pro emet- cap vesp. R. LL. gxvij sach q.s. aq f. [uncia]fs M. cap. h.s.- R. Sal. Glaub [uncia]j.sach [uncia]fs. aq. f. [uncia]iv. m.- cap. cr. m dimid pro dos. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains ad an emetic let her take it in the evening. Recipe. Laudanum 17 drops. Sugar as much as is sufficient fountain water 1/2 uncia. Mix and let her take at bedtime. Recipe. Glaubers Salt 1 uncia. Sugar 1/2 uncia. fountain water 4 unicae. Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning half for a dose] 21. Brought bile and much phlegm- slept well- feels light and easy- cough less- Cath. operated 5 or 6 times- R. LL. qt. xxvij. tart. gr 1/3 aq. f. [uncia]fs Sach q.s. M. cap. h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 27 drops tartar 1/3 of a grain fountain water 1/2 uncia Sugar as much as is sufficient Mix and let her take at bedtime] 22. Much better- slept well- sweated moderately- had two passages today- cough much abated tho more troublesome this evening than in the day- Rv. Haust Cath. s.a.cap.cr.M [Repeat Cathartic haust according to art let her take it tomorrow morning] 24. Much better- cough less- Cath operated 5 or 6- R LL qt. xxviij-Sach q.s. aq. f. [uncia]fs tart emet. gr 1/3.M.cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 28 drops. Sugar as much as is sufficient. fountain water 1/2 uncia emetic tartar 1/3 of a grain Mix and let her take at bedtime] 28. much better- coughs rarely thro the day and but little after sun set about which time she is chilly and feverish- R. Pil. Coe grxx. cap.h.s. R. Cort Per. [drachma]vj.cap cras in lacta. [Recipe. Stomachic Pills 20 grains let her take at bedtime. Recipe. Peruvian Bark 6 drachmae. let her take tomorrow in milk]
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    Bull Ann Sr from p. 112 was forced to take LL qtt. xxvij. [27 drops of Laudanum] with which she slept near 12 hours- P. [pulse] near natural. voice strong- appetite good- Rv. LL [repeat laudanum] tonight if necessary- finds herself much stronger and she got up yesterday for a little while- continue the bark dividing one dose in two parts, one of which to be taken in the morning the other in the evening 29. Strength increases- slept little last night- thinks the LL. [Laudanum] confuses and pains her head- R. Camph pulv. gr viij LL qtt xv aq. f. [uncia]j M. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Camphor 8 grains. Laudanum 15 drops. Fountain water 1 uncia. Mix and let her take at bedtime]- omit the bark and take cold Chamomile tea now and then. 1779 Jan 1. the anod. [anodyne] did not procure sleep but she felt herself very quiet calm and refreshed- take hoarhound tea, Chammom. tea and Cort Peruv. [Peruvian Bark] alternatively as is agreeable to the stomach- if anodyne be requisite [illegible] 1/3 gr. tart emet. [1/3 of a grain emetic tartar]to LL qt. xxvij [Laudanum 27 drops][illegible] s.a. [according to art]- take tomorrow a little Magnesia or rhubarb- trouble with wind- R Ol. Menth. Spt. Lavend a.a. qt xxxij- aq. f. [uncia]iv sach. q.s.m. [Mint Oil and Spirit of Lavender of each ingredient 32 drops. fountain water 4 unciae. sugar as much as is sufficient. mix] a table spoon full to be taken occasionally 7. strength returning fast- no complaint
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    1778 Sarah- Miss Fenwick's Dec 28- pain in the breast and stomach. Costive R. Sal Glaub. Sach aa [uncia]j Aq.f.[uncia]iv.M.cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1 uncia. Fountain water 4 unciae. Mix and let her take tomorrow morning]
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    Miss Jean Stobo 1779 Catarrh Jan 3 Written advice- R. Pil. Coe. dos ij- R. Pulv. Ipec gxv R. Gum Amms [drachma]ij aq.f.[uncia]viij M. R. Tart. Emet gr j. LL qtt Lxxx. sach q.s. aq.f. [uncia]iij M. i,c 3 doses- [Recipe. Stomachic Pills 2 doses. Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains. Recipe. Ammoniacum 2 drachmae. fountain water 8 unciae. Mix. Recipe. Emetic Tartar 1 grain Laudanum 80 drops. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Fountain Water 3 unciae. Mix ? let her take 3 doses]
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    1779 Flora ER [Edward Rutledge] Jan 3. Colica- obstructed perspiration. take an emetic in the evening- R. LL qtt xxv. Tart emet. gr 1/3. aq.f.[uncia]j.sach.q.s.M.cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops. Emetic Tartar 1.3 of a grain Fountain Water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let her take it at bedtime] 4. Much better- brought up bile and indigesta- slept well and sweated. the pain less often and violent- no passage downward- R. Sal Glaub-sach-aa [drachma]vj. Aq font. [uncia]iv Spt Lavend. qtt xij. m.cap.cr.m [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae. Fountain water 4 unciae. Spirit of Lavender 12 drops Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning] 5. pains more frequent and sharp tho no so much as the 3rd- Cathart operated but once. P. [pulse] slow, full Pill Coe. grxxx cap.h.s. [Stomachic Pills 30 grains let her take at bedtime] 6. Pills operated 3ce [thrice] slept indifferent - pains more troublesome and frequent-wind- R. LL. qtt. xxxij. Tart emet. grfs. Ol Menth gt xij Sach q.s. aq. font [uncia]ij M [uncia]fs cap. stat- residuum cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 32 drops. Emetic Tartar 1/2 grain Mint Oil 12 drops Sugar as much as is sufficient. Fountain Water 2 unciae. Mix. 1/2 Unciae let her take immediately and the rest let her take at bedtime] 7. Med. relieved the pains- had one stool today- griped pains frequent today- P. [pulse] quiet- Rv. anod s. 3. cap.h.s. [Repeat Anodyne according to the 3rd and let her take it at bedtime] 8. rested well- pains increased- brought up acid saburra [Stomach Acid] P. [pulse] quick- warm- stomach uneasy. F.V.S. ad [uncia]vj [Bleed her of 6 unciae]- h.7.p.m. pains seldom and slight otherwise as before- R. Pulv. Ipec gr xv. pro emet cap. stat. Rv. haust anod. s.a. R. haust Cath. e. Sal Glaub Sach aa. [uncia]j aq.f. [uncia] iv M cap. cr. m [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains as an emetic let her take immediately.- Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art.- Recipe. Cathartic Haust of Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1 uncia. Fountain water 4 unciae. Mix and let her take tomorrow morning] 9. Cath operated but once- pains often severe- Rv. haust anod. s.a. Pill Coe. gr xx cap h.s. [Repeat Anodyne Haust According to art. Stomachic Pills 20 grains let her take at bedtime] 10. Pills operated but once- pains diminished but get troublesome. Rv. haust anod. s.a. R. Pil. Coe. xxv cap h.s. [Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art Stomachic Pills 25 let her take at bedtime] 11. Cath operated 3. pains easier- feels stronger- Rv haust anod and Pills s.a. [Repeat Anodyne Haust and Pills according to art] 12 Pains gone- strength increasing 13. No complaint
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    Miss E. Stobo from p. 74 to consult together- Promote the excretions by perspiration and stool- gargle s.a. [according to art] for 8 or 9 years she has been affected almost constantly with Uterine obstruction and swelling and has had a variety of attendance. 1779 Jan 3. Informed she quitted her bed the 29 ult [last month]for the first time- spits about [minim]j [1 minim] in 24 hours- complains of violent headache and costively M Pil Coe grxx cap Stat. Pedil. [Measure Stomachic Pills 20 grains let her take immediately. Bathe her feet] every evening going to bed- Pil lax e Rhae p.iij Sap Castile p.ij Pil L [Laxative Pills of Rhubarb p.3 Castille Soap p.2 50 Pills] 4 three of four times a day to be taken occasionally Feb 9 Spitting about [minim]fs [1/2 minim] in 24 hours- complains of pain and heavings at her stomach- the Emetic advised the 29. ult [last month] omitted- take an emetic of Ipec[ipecac] this evening Pedil.h.s. [bathe her feet at bedtime] 10. caught cold- brought on a Dysentery- violent pains in her bowels and head- dilute plentifully with chicken water 11. tenesmus and repetition increased. Cap. Pill. Coe. grxv h.s. R.LL gut xxv. Aq font [uncia]ij. Sach q.s.[uncia]j [Let Her take Stomachic Pills 15 grains at bedtime. Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops. Fountain water 2 unciae. Sugar as much as is sufficient. 1 uncia] to be taken every h.3rd. 12. Pain in her bowels fixt and severe- Apply a mustard plaster to the affected part and renew it in 3 or 4 hours 13. Much better- continue the anod [anodyne] and Mustard if necessary 16. Written advice- the disorder continues thro neglect- violent headaches [illegible] f. V.S [uncia]iij [Bleed her of 3 unciae] R. Ol. Amygd [uncia]i- Syr. corn. [uncia]ifs. Aq. f. [uncia]iij M [Recipe. Almond Oil 1 uncia. Corn Syrup 1 1/2 unciae. Fountain Water 3 unciae. Mix] a desert spoonful to be taken morning and evening- R. LL qtt 80. Syr corn. [uncia]fs. Aq. f. [uncia]ifs M [Recipe. Laudanum 80 drops. Corn Syrup 1/2 uncia. Fountain water 1 1/2 unciae. Mix] a teaspoonful to acquire relief from pain and 3 or 4 to procure sleep- M Crem tart pulv. dos viij aa [drachma]j [Measure Powdered Cream of tartar 8 doses of each ingredient 1 drachma] 2 or 3 to be used in gruel ect. thro the day 2 or 3 per week March 6. Written Advice according to information from Miss Stobo. Rv. Haust anod s. 16. Pil Coe. gr 45. pro 2 or 3 dos. [Repeat Anodyne Haust according to the 16th. Stomachic Pills 45 grains for 2 or 3 doses]- V. S [bleeding] being omitted f. V.S. [uncia]iij v. iiij- [Bleed her of 3 or 4 unciae] April 5. Informed V.S. [bleeding] omitted- pains in head and bowels- fever comes on every evening about 7- See Miss Stobo better of March 21 April 2. Rv. Huast Anod s.a. [Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art] to be taken as the 16 R. Pulv. Ipec grxx- pro emet- M. Pil Cath dos ij. aa. gr xx. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 20 grains as an emetic- Measure Cathartic Pills 2 doses of each ingredient 20 grains] to be taken the evening before using the bark- M. Cort Peruv [illegible] 5- aa. [drachma]iij [Measure Peruvian bark ? 5 of each ingredient 3 drachmae]- to stop the fever. f. V.S. ad [uncia]iiij vel v [Bleed her of 4 or 5 unciae]. immediately if pains excessive but defer if possible to the 12 or 13 [illegible] Written advice.
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    1779 Mrs. E. Rutledge from p. 96 Jan 4. Complains of pain and plenitude in her side likewise of tremors sometimes annoy her. viscera plenitude and stiffness in her hands-wind- R. Sal. Glaub. sach. aa [drachma]vj aq. f. [uncia]iij. Ol. Menth qtt xij M. cap. cr. m. in haust iij [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae fountain water 3 unciae. Mint Oil 12 drops Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning in 3 hausts]- 5. evacuated much wind- Med. operated 5 times- cheerful and easy- no complaint 9. Suppnessio mensium- it has been nearly so far some months past- pain uneasiness about her sides and hips- f. V.S. Vena Saph. [Bleed her]- R. Cal. gr v. pulv. rhae [scruple]j mel q.s. f. pill iv [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Honey as much as is sufficient. make 4 pills] 2 to be taken tonight 10. Pills operated 5 or 6 times- low spirited- complains much of pain in the lower part of the belly and hips even to her knees. R. LL. gut xxv. Ol. Menth qt. 7. Aq. f. [uncia]j sach q.S. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops. Mint Oil 7 drops. Fountain Water 1 uncia. sugar as much as is sufficient. and let her take it at bedtime]- take one of her pills tomorrow morning 11. omitted the pills this morning- no purging effects today- pains less troublesome. Pedil h.s. [bathe her feet at bedtime] take one pill tonight the other tomorrow 12. pills operated 3 or 4 times 13. pains much abated- stomach uneasy- Rv. Pil e calom and rhae. s.a. [Repeat Pill of Calomel and Rhubarb according to art] one to be taken tonight the other tomorrow morning 14. feels better 15. complains of a sensation in her bowels like being hollow and drawn up- imagined the raw weather has occasioned a cold- the rhub [rhubarb] sickens her stomach. R. Cal. gr v. Sap. Venet [scruple]j f. pil. 4 [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains Venetian Soap 1 scruple make 4 pills] two taken tonight and the others tomorrow morning. 16. Pills agree very well- they have operated- has a copping late in her mouth- R. sap. ven [scruple]j Calom gr iij Spt. Lav gut iij M divid in pil 4 [Recipe. Venetian Soap 1 scruple. Calomel 3 grains. Spirit of Lavender 3 drops. Mix and dvid in 4 pills] two to be taken tomorrow night the other the next morning- 20. has omitted the pills- weather raw- feels better but there is no alteration with regard to the Menst. [Menstruation] Feb 17. has been using the Mercury Pills and [MS blank] tea- has the M. flor tho in small quantity- complains of pains about her back and loins- f.V.S. saph [Bleed her]... R LL. gut xxv. Aq f. [uncia]j sach q.s.M. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops Fountain Water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient Mix and let her take at bedtime] 18. little or no discharge 27. Full Moon 2nd of next month. R. Calom gr ix. Sap Cast [scruple]ij Spt. Lavend gutt x. m. f. pil. x [Recipe. Calomel 9 grains. Castille Soap 2 scruples. Spirit of Lavender 10 drops. Mix and make 10 pills] one to be taken night and morning Mens. [Menstruation] restored by their use March 22. Colica C. obstructed perspiration- P. [pulse] strong and hard. Wind- R.LL gut xxiv Ol. Menth gut vj Aq font [uncia]j tart emet gr 1/3 sach. q.s. M.-cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 24 drops. Mint Oil 6 drops. Fountain Water 1 uncia. Emetic Tartar 1/3 of a grain Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let her take at bedtime] continued p. 142
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    Isaac M. Campbell 1779 Colica Jan 6. had a very small passage today for the first time being he says near 10 days since he had one- R. Pulv. Ipec gr xvj pro emet cap vesp.- R. Pulv. Rhae [scruple]j Calom grv. aq. f q.s.f.pil. 4. cap. h.s. R. LL qtt xxv Ol. Menth grx aq. f. [uncia]j sach. q.s. M. cap. h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 16 grains as an emetic let him take in the evening. Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Calomel 5 grains. Fountain Water as much as is sufficient make 4 pills and let him take them at bedtime. Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops. Mint Oil 10 drops. fountain water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let him take at bedtime] 7. Medicines omitted 8. took all his remedies as directed-better-pains less- emetic evacuated some bile and phlegm- stomach easier cathart operated only once but plentifully Rv. Haust anod s.a. R. Sal. Glaub sach aa. [uncia]j Aq f. [uncia]iv M cap. cr. m. [Repeat Anodyne haust According to art. Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1 uncia. Fountain water 4 unciae. Mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] 9. Cathart, operated 5. P. [pulse]slow- pains slight in the lower belly-stomach uneasy- R. Pulv. Ipec [scruple]j pro emet cap vesp.- Rv. haust anod. s.a. cum tart emet gr 1/3. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 1 scruple. as an emetic let him take it in the evening. Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art with 1/3 of a grain emetic tartar]- 10. brought up much bile- rather costive- complains of slight pains about his heart 11. Much as yesterday F.V.S [bleed him] bled about [uncia]iv [4 unciae] Rv. huast cath s. 8 cap cr.m. [Repeat the Cathartic Haust according to the 8th and let him take it tomorrow morning] 12. Cathart operated 5 times- little or no complaint 13. no complaint
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    Mr. Campbell from p. 101 Jan 7. went to stool but once today with ease- Scybalous shiny, windy- R.LL. gut xxvj. Tart emet gr 1/3. Ol. Menth gut x. Sach q.s. Aq. font. [uncia]j. M.- cap.h.s. - R.Sal. Glaub. sach aa [drachma]vj Ol. Menth qtt x aq.f.[uncia]iv. M. cap.cr.m. in dos iij- [Recipe. Laudanum 26 drops. Emetic Tartar 1/3 of a grain Mint Oil 10 drops. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Fountain water 1 uncia. Mix and let him take at bedtime.- Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae. Mint Oil 10 drops Fountain Water 4 unciae. Mix and let him take it tomorrow morning in 3 does] strength increasing- 8. Rv. Haust anod s.a. cap. cr.m. [Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art let him take it tomorrow morning] 9. Cath. operated 3 yeaterday easy the 1st. Scybaluous the others loose and slimy- in the evening a fruitless tenesmus- Rv. Haust anod. ut 6th Rv. Pil. Coe grxxv cap. h.s. [Repeat the Anodyne Haust asthe 6th Repeat the Stomachic Pills 25 grains let him take at bedtime] 10 Operations as yesterday- Rv. s.9. [Repeat according to the 9th] 11. Cathartic operated 3 more easy and natural Rv. s.9. [Repeat According to the 9th] 12. feels much as yesterday-strength increasing- omit medicines tonight- pedil h.s. [bathe his feet at bedtime] 13. Slept well- had two fruitless efforts, the third a small discharge Scybalous and shiny but not painful Rv. s.9. [Repeat according to the 9th] 14. Pills operated 5. they were more natural and easy than common- feels himself much better and lively 15. No passage today- much griped this forenoon- easier now h.7. vesp. 16. no passage since the 14. R. Crem. tart [drachma]vj [Recipe. Cream of Tartar 6 drachmae] to be taken in a little honey half tonight the remainder tomorrow- two doses. 21. It operated the next day greatly 5 times- two easy and more natural passages he had the next day since which he has been much bound, with tenesmus- R. Crem tart [drachma]iij cap.h.s.s.a. Rv. Cr. m. [Recipe. Cream fo Tartar 3 drachmae. let him take it at bedtime according to art and repeat it tomorrow morning] 26 Crem Tart rendered him easy and the stools more natural for 2 or 3 days no passage yesterday and but little today- Crem Tart s.a. [Cream of Tartar according to art] but not to be taken till tomorrow night Feb 3. Rv. Crem tart s.a. [Repeat Cream of Tartar according to art] 5. R. Ol. amygd syr. corn. aa [uncia]fs. Aq. f [uncia]j Ol. Menth qtt x cap. h.s. [Recipe. Almond Oil and Corn Syrup of each ingredient 1/2 uncia. Fountain water 1 uncia. Mint Oil 10 drops. let him take it at bedtime] 6. Operated 3 two last easy loose and green- Rv. haust s.a. cap. cr. h.s. [Repeat Haust according to art let him take it tomorrow at bedtime] 16. no passage for 2 or 3 days past- prolapsus from straining- found himself much better for a few days after the haust Olas. [Haust fo Oils] Rv. haust. Ol. s.a. [Repeat the Haust of Oils according to art] half to be taken tonight, the remainder tomorrow morning 17. the squeamishness occasioned by the draught the 5 and 6 continued but a few minutes by this last draught- Operated once this morning and about 3 p.m. the first Scybalum and shiny and not totally easy- the last quite free easy loose and green- he feels more light and lively- R. haust Ol cap. s. 16. [Recipe. Oil Haust let him take according to the 16th] 18. Rv. Haust Ol. s.a. [Repeat Haust of Oils according to art] 22. had no passage today- finds himself better in strength and in the operation of his bowels- looks better- gathering flesh Rv. Mixt. Ol. s.a. [Repeat Oil haust according to art] 23. better Rv. s.a. [Repeat according to art] Contin. p. 133
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    Doll Mary Fenwick 1779 about 15 Jan 7 Feverish. foul stomach so that she does not retain her food- R. Pulv. Ipec gr xv. pro emet- cap. Vesp [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains as an emetic let her take in the evening] 8. did not take the emetic till this morning- brought up some bile and much phlegm- stomach easier- retained her food today. R. Sal. Glaub Sach aa [drachma]vj Aq. f. [uncia]iij M. cap.cr.m [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 6 drachmae. Fountain water 3 unciae. Mix and let her take tomorrow morning] 9. Medicine operated 3ce [thrice] no return of fever. no compl.
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    1779 Joe Mary Fenwick Jan 8. Complained of an intermitting fever a few days past- Angina today- no fever- R. Sal. Glaub Sach aa. [uncia]j Aq. f. [uncia]iiij M.cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Glauber Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1 uncia. Fountain water 4 unciae. Mix and let him have it tomorrow morning] 9. Cath only operated once- throat better- appetite good. R. Pill. Coe. gr xxv cap.h.s. [Recipe. Stomachic Pills 25 grains let him take at bedtime] 11. no complaint
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    Rutledge Henry from p. 62 which operated but once- R. Cal. Pulv. rhae aa gr iv. cap. stat in Mel. q.s. [Recipe. Calomel and Powdered Rhubarb of each ingredient 4 grains let him take immediately in as much honey as is sufficient] 10. Cath operated once last night and twice today no complt. July 13 R. Sal. Eps Sach aa [uncia]fs aq f. [uncia]ij M cap.cr.m [Recipe. Epsom Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1/2 unica. Fountain water 2 unciae. Mix and let him take tomorrow morning] 14. operated but once- R. Pulv rhae gr vj calom. gr iij sach gr vj M.cap.cr.m [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 6 grains. Calomel 3 grains Sugar 6 grains Mix and let him take tomorrow morning] 19. Rv [repeat]
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    1779 Fenwick John Jan 22 Psora R. Sal. Glaub [uncia]fs syrup corn [uncia]j aq. f. [uncia]iij m. cap. cr. m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt 1/2 unica. Corn Syrup 1 uncia. Fountain water 3 unciae. Mix and let him take tomorow morning] 23. R. Flor. Sulph [scruple]fs Syr. q.s. Spt. Lavend. gut iv. m.f. bol.cap.vesp. Rv. cr.m.- M Unguent Sulph p.e. cum spt. Lavend. [uncia]fs. [Recipe. Sublimed Sulphor 1/2 scruple. Syrup as much as is sufficient Spirit of Lavender 4 drops. Mix and make a bolus let him take it at vespers. Repeat tomorrow morning. Measure Sulphuric Ointment in equal parts with lavender 1/2 uncia] 26. Itching diminished 27. Rv. Bol.s.a. [Repeat the bolus according to art] Feb 3. Rv. Ung. s.a. [Repeat the ointment according to art] 17. Rv. Ung. s.a. [Repeat Ointment according to art] 23. Rv. Haust Cath 22 ult. [Repeat the Haust from the 22nd of last month] March 6. R. Sal. Glaub [drachma]vj-syr corn [uncia]jAq.f. [uncia]ij M dim pro dos cap. cr. m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt 6 drachmae. Corn Syrup 1 uncia. Fountain Water 2 unciae. Mix half for a dose let him take it tomorrow morning] 8. no complaint July 9. R. Sal Eps Sach. aa. [uncia]fs Aq f. [uncia]iij M cap. cr. m [Recipe. Epsom Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 1/2 uncia. Fountain water 3 unicae. Mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] 13. Rv. haust cath. augt. Sal eps. [drachma]vj [Repeat Cathartic haust adding another 6 drachmae of Epsom Salt]
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    Mrs. J. Harleston 1779 Jan 27 Plethora and itching from Pregnancy R. Crem. Tart [drachma]vj mel. q.s. f. bol. Spt. lavend qtt x [Recipe. Cream of Tartar 6 drachmae honey as much as is sufficient. Spirit of Lavender 10 drops]- half taken tonight the remainder tomorrow night if necessary Feb 3. f. V.S [bleed her] 16. Parturitio[n]- had passed a worm 3 or 4 days ago 2 or 3 hours before delivery was seized by an epileptic fit and twice a little after delivery- discharged but little blood F.V.Stat [uncia]vj [Immediately bleed her of 6 unciae] Staid all night. Emetic [illegible] 17. No return of fits- blood inflamed- slept tolerably p.m.h.6 scarse other complaint than soreness of her back- afterpains- and head which was violently pained last night 18. Called before sunrise-no rest last night violent pain in her forehead and eyes tho it is a disorder she is presently subject to and commonly at the same time with bilious affections of the stomach- feverish-Thirsty R. Camph grxv. S.V q.s.pulv. Syr. corn . Aq. f. aa [uncia]fs- M. cap Stat- R. Spt. Nit. dulc Aq. f. aa. [uncia]fs. Sp. lav comp. gut xij. M [Recipe. Camphor 15 grains. Wine as much as is sufficient. Powdered Corn Syrup and Fountain Water of each ingredient 1/2 uncia. Mix and let her take immediately.- Recipe. Sweet Spirit of Nitre and Fountain Water of each ingredient 1/2 uncia/ Compounded SPirit of Lavender 12 drops. Mix] a tea spoonfull or two take a part in her ordinary corn water chicken water Sage tea ect. No passage since delivery- Enem. domest cap stat [let her take a domestic Clyster immediately] AM h. XI brought up part of the Mixt. Camph. [Camphor Mixture] has slept tolerably since- has a free perspiration- Clyster operated twice. 1. Scybalous 2. Slimy and loose R. Chem tart [drachma]ij [Recipe. Cream of tartar 2 drachmae] to be desolved in a quart of whey and taken at lib. PM. h.6. Crem tart. [Cream of Tartar] whey omitted as she had slimy loose stools to the number of 5 in all- has brought up the bile and much wind today- stomach much oppressed now-. R. tart emet. gr iv Aq. Corn [uncia]iv Sach q.s. cap [uncia]j Stat and rept. pro Diaph. Cath and Emet. [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 4 grains. Corn Water 4 unciae. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Let her take 1 uncia immediately and repeat as a diaphoretic, Cathartic and Emetic] 19. Emetic operated 4.- brought up much bile and viscid phlegm- greatly relieved- one copious loose natural looking passage downward- none since and without her shaming as before- slept well and tolerably free of fever till about 9 this morning- is now very hot, skin dry- thirsty- violent pain shooting thro her temples, but the pains in her back most violent- Foment Coch Stat. Rv. H. Nit. dulc s.a. [Repeat Sweet Nitre Haust according to art] apply mustard Catapl [Cataplasma] to her temples promote diaphoresis by warm drink. Cont p. 131
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    Mrs. Gough 1779 Feb 6 R. Pill. Coe. gr xx. cap. h.s.- Linim Volat. pro gut. Pedil.h.s. [Recipe. Stomachic Pills 20 grains let her take at bedtime. Swift Liniment for ? Bathe her feet at bedtime] 15. no complaint but a small degree of cough which has been habitual
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    Frina M Campbell 1779 Obstipation 8 or 10 days Feb 17. M. Haust Cath Glaub [uncia]j ect cap.cr.m. [Measure a Cathartic Haust of Glaubers Salt 1 uncia eccetera and let her take it tomorrow morning] PM h.7 threw up the Cath [Cathartic] with much bile- cleaned her stomach with warm water- Stomach easy- no passage down- M. Pill. Coe. gr xxv. cap.h.s. [Measure Stomachic Pills 25 grains and let her take at bedtime] 19. Cathart operated 5 or 6 times- complains only of debility tho she desires to be bled as she is pregnant 20. Gathering strength but complains of the debility of her knees 1780 Izard John Sept 15. Atrophy- Diarrhea Called to consult and visit with Dr. Garden 16. two visits 17. one do[ditto] 18. one 19. two 21. one 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. twice. 27. twice. 28. twice. 29. twice. 30. twice Oct 1. twice. 2. twice died about 8pm. 1780 Smith Benj. [Benjamin] Jr. Son of R. Being at Mr. Ellingtons at Goose Creek on my return to town, sent for to visit Mas. B Smith at Mr. T Smiths at Goose Creek- detained there a day and a half Nov 12 Fever Interm. M. Pulv. emet. gr x. pro emet. cap.cr.m. [Measure Powdered Emetic 10 grains as an emetic an let him take it tomorrow morning] 13. h.7.pm fever going off- med. operated twice downward- advice 16. fever returned M. Decoct Per [uncia]vj cap. cr [Measure a decoction of Peruvian bark 6 unciae and let him take it tomorrow] 17.
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    1779 Sarah M. Campbell Feb 17 R. Pulv. Ipec gr xx pro emet. cap vesp. M. Haust Cath Glaub [uncia]j cap. cr. m. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 20 grains as an emetic let her take it in the evening. Measure a Cathartic Haust of Glaubers Salt 1 uncia and let her take it tomorrow morning] 18. brought up some bile which greatly relieved her stomach- Cathart operating properly 19. Cath operated 5 or 6 times- the eruptions on her face a little diminished 20. Eruptions drying fast- R. Pil Coe. grxxv cap. h.s. [Recipe. Stomachic Pill 25 grains let her take at bedtime] 22. Cath operated several times- Eruptions more diminished 23. Rv. Pill Coe. s.a. - Ung sulph Rv. s.a. [Repeat Stomachic Pills according to art. Sulphuric Ointment repeat according to art]
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    Stobo James 1779 Caligo and Gutta serena. C. Albugo and Obstruct Vas Sang Latter end of the Summer 1777 he fell down and injured his hip the nerves of his right leg so that he was unable to move it- it was very painful and confined him to his bed many weeks- it occasioned a fever and this state of his sight- his leg has gradually recovered so far as with the help of crutches to use it a little- he has had for 7 or 8 years a running sore on his right temple when this discharges most he sees best. Feb 11 He desired me to consider his case- he is is averse to a course of mercury 16. Advised in writing to keep his bowels free and to take a purge twice a week and by means of a decoct of thoroughwort when to be has in the meantime M. Pil e Sap. Cast and Alo. p.e. Syr. q.s. f Mass pil. numr. 49 [Measure Pills and Castille Soap and Aloe in equal parts syrup as much as is sufficient make ? Pill number 49]- 4 or 5 for a dose as he finds necessary.
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    Feb Mrs. Harleston from p. 126 PM. h.6. great relief from the fomentation- dozed and sweated profusely- fever much abated- had one passage- the Crem tart [Cream of Tartar] which was not used to be used now as directed before 20. fever and pain in the head returned last night- went off or rather abated about 2 this morning- has no complaint but debility- feels light and cool- continue the Crem tart. whey having used scarse one of the doses. PM h.6. fever returned with shivering- it is slight and seems abating- the whey procured one easy loose passage- promote a gentle perspiration with warm drink 21. Slept better last night her cough being very troublesome in the evening- heat moderate tho more than natural- appetite tolerable- take Spanish liquorice - R. Crem tart dos ij, aa. [drachma]j [Recipe. Cream of Tartar 2 doses of each ingredient 1 drachma] to be taken in whey. PM h.6. had one passage, but bound with one dose cough more troublesome then in the day- complains but rarely and little of the pain in her head- take the remaining dose of crem tart- R. Camph gr xv [Recipe. Camphor 15 grains] 1/2 to be taken in a little gruel h.s. [at bedtime] and the rest 1/2 hour after if necessary. 22. Camphor omitted by negligence- slept well all night, woke but once and is now h. x asleep- the Crem tart but 1/2 taken and had operated 2 this morning- nose bled several times a little yesterday and this morning- feels herself better than herefore- cooler. cont the Cream. Tart PM h.6 no fever- appetite good- complains of fixt pain in the lower belly- griped but no passage since the morning frequently troubled with wind- foment the pained part R. Syr. Corn [uncia]fs. Aq. font [uncia]j Ol. Menth gut xij [Recipe. Corn Syrup 1/2 uncia Fountain Water 1 uncia. Mint Oil 12 drops]- a tablespoon full to be taken occasionally 27. much better- fever has returned daily about one PM. took yesterday from D. Peronneaa [?] 4 doses of Cort. Per aa [drachma]fs. [Peruvian bark each dose 1/2 drachma] fever returned tonight but very slight- M. Cort. Per. dos 6 aa. [drachma]iij [Measure 6 doses of Peruvian bark each 3 drachmae] 28. AM h. x no fever-no complaint PM h. 7 no fever- cheerful- Rv. Cort Per s. 27. cap. cr.m [Repeat Peruvian bark according to the 27th and let her take it tomorrow morning] March 1 Violent Shivering followed by fever came on last night about xi. She has but little of it now- had no stools yesterday- headaches. tho it is greatly diminished- omit the bark. PM h.7 no fever- pulse quick- head ache very slight- slept much- no passage- had been sick at stomach Rv. Crem tart s. 21 [Repeat Cream of Tartar according to the 21st] to be taken thro the night Cont. p. 134
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    1779 Masr. Harleston born Feb 16. 1779 Feb Exanthemata 27. R. Pulv. Rhae gr iv. Magn. alb. [scruple]j Aq. f. [uncia]ifs. M [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 4 grains. Magnesium Carbonate 1 scruple. Fountain Water 1 1/2 unciae. Mix] a pot spoonfull to be given every hour till it operates- 28. Med operated thrice last night from 2 doses- eyes better- breath less hot- stools 1. Scybalous- 2 and 3 green and slimy- easier. appetite much better- continue the draught today till it operates. PM h. 7 much better March 1. Stools a little green and stringy- griped- fever hot eruptions continue to come out and disappear- griped. appetite good- take a little rice flower pap. PM h.7. better 2. better- stools less frequent and more natural and easy- appetite good. Skin peeling off about the body- anoint the tender inflamed places with cream and elder leaves 3. but little fever- thrush on the tongue and lips, few, white- been to stool but once today. M. Borax [drachma]j [Measure 1 drachma Borax] burn a little- add sugar and butter q.s. [as much as is sufficient] [illegible] put a little on the mouth now and then. PM. the thrush rather increased- little or no fever- four or 5 stools this evening- child too hot- take off some of the clothes- remove the bed 4. thrush better- slept better last night than hitherto- the cream and elder leaves offensive and sour soon- omit it and apply a little spermaceti and fresh butter melted together to the excoriated places 5. thrush gone- much better- stools watery except one which was tolerably natural R. Pulv. rhae gr iij Mag. alb. gr x Aq. f. [uncia]ifs M. cap. s.a. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 3 grains Magnesium Carbonate 10 grains. Fountain Water 1 1/2 unciae. Mix and let him take it according to art] PM rather better- stools green cont 6. Stools green otherwise more natural 7. better. 8. Discharges abdominal increased- appetite diminished head sore and inflamed tending to discharge- encourage it 9. 10. 13. visited it twice a day. tending to death 14. died about 4.pm.
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    1779 Mr. Campbell from p. 121 Feb 28. while he uses the Haust Ol. [Oil Haust] he finds himself better even for a day or two after- then the costivity prolapsus and clay coloured slimy stools occur- Rv. Haust Ol. s.a. [Repeat the oil Haust according to art] March 2. Shivering and fever came upon about 7.p.m. of the 28 which continued about 5 hours- it returned last night but less severe and without shivering- the draught had the same effect as usual discharging green bile and had two passages today easy- Rv. Haust Ol. s.a. R. Cort. peruv [drachma]ij in dos 4. cap. cr. in lacta [Repeat Oil Haust according to art- Recipe. Peruvian Bark 2 drachmae in 4 doses. let him have it tomorrow in milk] 4. better- medicine agreed well- looks much clearer- Rv. Haust Ol. and Cort Per s.a. [Repeat Oil Haust and Peruvian Bark according to art] 5. much the same- feverish about half an hour last night 6. better- appetite better- no return of fever- had two easy discharges today- Rv. Cort Per. s.a. cap. cr. m. [Repeat Peruvian Bark according to art. let him take it tomorrow morning] 8. found himself remarkably well yesterday and appetite good-today indifferent- stools shiny tenesmus- Rv. Haust Ol. s.a. [Repeat Oil Haust according to art] 14. had 3 slight feverish attacks, but no return these two days past- appetite decreased- stools as before Rv. Haust Ol. s.a. [Repeat Oil Haust according to art]Tonics 16. Stools watery, slimy, green-easy. Rv. Haust s.a. [Repeat haust according to art] 17. R. Cort Peruv. [uncia]fs cap. hod. s. 2 [Recipe. Peruvian Bark 1/2 uncia let him take it today according to the 2nd. 21 for two days has past only discoloured slime- no pain but weakening- no fever Rv. Haust Ol.s.a. [Repeat Oil Haust according to art] 22. Discharges less frequent today by three, but get uncoloured. R. Ol. Amygd [drachma] ij Aq. f. [uncia]ifs. Syr. [uncia]fs M. cap.h.s.- R. Sal. Mart. gr v Aq f. [uncia]iij Spt. Lav. gutt x. M. cap. cr. m [Recipe. Almond Oil 2 drachmae. Fountain Water 1 1/2 unciae. Syrup 1/2 uncia. Mix and let him take it at bedtime. Recipe. Martian Salt 5 grains Fountain Water 3 unciae. Spirit of Lavender 10 drops. Mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] 26. For 2 or 3 days nothing but slimy stools- today and yesterday past bound- Rv. Haust Ol. s.a. sed Ol. [uncia]fs. [Repeat Oil Haust but only 1/2 uncia of Oil] half to be taken tonight and the remainder tomorrow. April 1. has had no passage yesterday nor today tho he strained much- 3 days he had easy passages and more natural Rv. Haust Ol. s.26. [Repeat Oil Haust according to the 26th] 2. Med operated but once- stool green and Scybalous. Rv. Haust Ol. s.a. augt. Ol. ad [drachma]vj- cap. s.a [Repeat Oil Haust according to art. Add another 6 drachmae of Oil and let him take it according to art] 3. PM h.5. gone out to walk- R. Sal. Mart gr vj. Aq font [uncia]iv Spt Lav gut x M. cap. cr. m [Recipe. Martian Salt 6 grains Fountain Water 4 unciae. Spirit of Lavender 10 drops Mix and let him take it tomorrow morning] 4. Fever is last night from obstructed perspiration- had but 2 passages yesterday- green and easy- R. Ol. Amygd [drachma]vj- Sach [drachma]ifs Ol. Menth gut X Aq. font [uncia]ifs m. cap. s.a. [Recipe. Almond Oil 6 drachmae. Sugar 1 1/2 drachmae. Mint Oil 10 drops. Fountain Water 1 12 unciae. Mix and let him take it according to art] Cont. p. 148
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    Mrs. Harleston from p. 131 March 2. Slept well last night. no fever or complaint- take the bark- the whey operated 2. costive then easy. PM h. 7 no fever or complaint- has had anr [another] passage M. Cort Peruv [uncia]fs in dos viij- cap. cr. [Measure 1/2 Uncia of Peruvian Bark in 8 doses and let her take it tomorrow] 3. the bark of the 1 which she took yesterday brought on tenesmus and gripes- fever came on this morning at 9 with a shivering that lasted above two hours- complains of sickness at her stomach- cleanse the stomach immediately with warm water- but two stools today. PM. h. 7 vomited several times thro the day and has not retained any thing in her stomach but a little tea which she took 2 hours ago- little or no fever- take the bark- R. LL gut xiij Aq. f [uncia]ij Syr. [uncia]j Ess. Menth gut ix M [Recipe. Laudanum 13 drops. Fountain Water 2 Unciae. Syrup 1 uncia. Essence of Mint 9 drops. Mix] a table spoonfull to be taken a little after each dose of the bark. 4. Slept well- no fever or complaint but lowness tho her puls[e] is quick- the mixture agrees very well and the bark does not purge- M. Cort Peruv. [uncia]fs divid in dos vj aa. [scruple]ij [Measure Peruvian Bark 1/2 uncia divided in 6 doses each 2 scruples]- PM h. 7 better- tho pulse very quick contin. Cort. Per. [Peruvian Bark] 5. no return of fever- mouth breaking out- taken all the bark- no passage since yesterday morning which was very costive. M. Crem tart dos ij. aa [drachma]j [Measure 2 doses of Cream of Tartar each 1 drachma] to be taken disolved in whey and taken as before- M. Cort Peruv. dos. iv aa. [scruple]ij [Measure 4 doses of Peruvian Bark each 2 scruples]. PM h.7. P. [pulse] quick rather hot- had been suspicious of the return of the fever and therefore has not taken any of the bark. Cost[ive]. take two doses tonight and the other tomorrow. 6. Slept and feels well- no fever- Crem. tart [Cream of Tartar] no effect- had one very costive passage this morning. R. Sal Glaub [drachma]vj Aq. f. [uncia]iij Syr. corn. [uncia]j. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt 6 drachmae. Fountain Water 3 unciae. Corn Syrup 1 uncia] PM h.7. being averse to fluid remedies, dos in Pill may substituted instead of the Cath. draught- has been up a considerable time today and feels tolerably well- M. Pil. Coe. gr xx cap. h.s [Measure Stomachic Pills 20 grains let her take them at bedtime] 7. Pills operated 2 or 3 times- cheerful- walked about a little today- no complaint 8. Caught cold yesterday- fever came on this morning with shivering- brought up spontaneously phlegm acid, winds, R. tart emet gr iij aq. font [uncia]iij Sach q.s. M cap Stat pro emet. sudorific [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 3 grains. Fountain Water 3 unciae. Sugar as much as is sufficient Mix and let her take it immediately as both an emetic and sudorific] PM h.7. Better- but little fever. M. Cort. Per dos viij aa. [scruple]ij cap. cr. m. s.a. [Measure 8 doses of Peruvian Bark each 2 scruples and let her take them tomorrow morning according to art] Persimmons[?] bark. Contin. p. 137
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    1779 Mary Miss M. Fenwick March 4 Rheumatism- R. Pulv. Ipec gr xv. pro emet. cap vesp.- M. Pil Coe. gr xxv cap. h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains as an emetic let her take it in the evening.- Measure Stomachic Pills 25 grains let her take them at bedtime] 5. evacuated much bile. Cath operating properly 6. no complaint
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    Dye, Marys Child- Miss M. Fenwick 1779 Exanchemata about one year old March 4 R. Pulv. Ipec gr vj. cap. pro emet in Vesp. R. Pulv. Calom. gr iij. cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 6 grains let her take it as an emetic in the evening. Recipe Calomel 3 grains let her take it tomorrow morning] 5. vomited sour fhlegm 6. Cathart operated properly- the eruptions drying 7. no complaint Aug 20 R. Pulv. Ipec gr viij cap. vesp [recipe. Powdered Ipecac 8 grains let her take in the evening] 21. R. Pulv. Calom griij cap. stat [Recipe. Powdered Calomel 3 grains let her take immediately] 22 better M dos iij aa Calom griij rhae griij cap m. [Measure 3 doses of each ingredient 3 grains Calomel and 3 grains Rhubarb and let them take them in the morning] for three children 24. M dos iij s.a. [Measure 3 doses according to art]
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    Mrs. Harleston from page 134 March 9 no fever- taking the bark 10. no complaint 13. has continued very well M. Pil. Coe. grxx cap.h.s. [Measure Stomachic Pills 20 grains let her take them at bedtime] Dr. Perranean sends her Cort Per [drachma]vj [6 drachmae of Peruvian Bark] to be taken tomorrow 14.15.16. no return of fever- feels an oppression and weight at her stomach sometimes 19. As 16th M. Pill Coe. gr xxv [Measure 25 grains Stomachic Pills] 20. Pills had no effect- has had no passage since 16. indisposed all day- R. Pulv. Rhae [scruple]j calom gr v. mel q.s. f. bol. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. 5 grains Calomel. Honey as much as is sufficient. make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] 21. Bol. operated Properly- taken Perroneans bark today feels very well except the pain in her stomach- patience- tomorrow it will be better being debility 22. No complaint except now and then the reoccurrence of the pain or sensation of weight in the stomach- ride out in the Chariot tomorrow- 31. Angina. R. Crem tart [drachma]iv Syr. q.s. M. f. bol. dimid pro dos. cap stat. [Recipe. Cream of tartar 4 drchmae Syrup as much as is sufficient. Mix and make a bolus. half for a dose. let her take it immediately] she has been gargling with a mouth water of Vitriol Spt [Sulphuric Acid]. Sage tea and honey- continue it. PM h.7. Cath operated but once- fever still continuous. P. [pulse] feeble, quick pains in the skin and bones, skin itchy- throat rather more painful. R. Sp.C.C. [drachma]ij Ol. Amygd [drachma]j m. [Recipe. Spirit of Harts Horn 2 dragmae. Almond Oil 1 drchma. Mix] soak a piece of flannen [flannel] in 2 teaspoons full of the liniment and apply it to the throat and along the pained part R. Calom. gr v tart emet. gr 1/3 Pulv. rhae. [scruple]j syr. corn. q.s.M. f. bol. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains. Emetic Tartar 1/3 of a grain Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Corn Syrup as much as is sufficient Mix and make a bolus. Let her take it at bedtime] take a pint of whey with C.C. gut 40 [40 drops Harts Horn]. April 1 Medicine worked up and down- perspired last night plentifully- the ulcers are removed from the left to the right tonsil- throat feels sore but not swelled. pulse feeble and rather quick- heat moderate- feels light, easy and Cheerful R. Cort. Peruv dos vj aa. [drachma]fs [Recipe. 6 doses of Peruvian Bark each 1/2 drachma] to be taken thro the day. PM h.6. better every way- yesterday passed something like the skin or pieces of worms has taken but 3 doses of bark. Cont Cort. per. [Continue Peruvian Bark] 2. no return of fever throat much better. P. [Pulse] quick and feeble M. Cort. Per dos vj aa [drachma]fs. [Measure Peruvian Bark 6 doses each 1/2 drachma] to be taken thro the day. 3. no complaint- take the remainder of the bark. Contin. p. 147.
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    Smith Middleton from p. 84 March 10 No Complaint- continue the decoction 14. Sal. Glaub [drachma]ij Aq. f. [uncia]ifs. Syr. corn. [uncia]fs. cap. cr. m. s. 5 [Glaubers Salt 2 drachmae. Fountain Water 1 1/2 Unciae. Corn Syrup 1/2 uncia. let him take it tomorrow morning according to the 5th] 15. Cathartic operated 4 times-lively-no complaint July 11 Dysent [dysentery] Vermitus. has taken an emetic and cathartic- R. LL. gut. iv. pulv. Ipec gr j- Aq. f. [uncia]ij Syr. q.S.M. cap.h.s. [Recipe. laudanum 4 drops. Powdered Ipecac 1 grain Fountain Water 2 unciae. Syrup as much as is sufficient Mix and let him take it at bedtime]- R. Pulv Rhae gr.v. calom. gr ij. Sach. gr v. m. cap. cr. m. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 5 grains Calomel 2 grains. Sugar 5 grains Mix and let him take it at bedtime] 13. R. Pulv. dos iv. [Recipe. 4 doses of Powder] Aug 5. Surfeit and Cold. 11 p.m. taking an emetic-continue 6. R. Sal. Glaub, sach. aa. [drachma]iij Aq. f. [uncia]ij cap stat [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 3 drachmae Fountain Water 2 unciae. let him take it immediately] 7. fever- obstructed perspir.- R. Pulv. Ipec gr vj cap. stat. R. Pulv. Anthelm. s. xi. dos. j [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 6 grains let him take immediately.- Recipe. Powdered Antihelmintic according to the 11th dose 1] Oct 20. Penis swelled and inflamed- R. Sach Sat gr ix div. in dos iij aa gr iij [Recipe. Lead Acetate 9 grains divided in 3 doses each 3 grains] Put one dose to a poultice and apply it to the part affected night and morning- R. Calom griij cap. cr. m [Recipe. Calomel 3 grains let him take tomorrow morning] 29. R. Calom griv. cap. cr. m [Recipe. Calomel 4 grains let him take tomorrow morning] Nov 2. Febr [Febricula]- Verm- R. Pulv. Stan [scruple]ij Calom grij. m. cap. Stat. Rv. cap. cr. m. [Recipe. Powdered Tin 2 scruples Calomel 2 grains Mix and let him take it immediately. Repeat let him have it tomorrow morning] 3.Rv. vesp. and cr.m [Repeat in the evening and tomorrow morning] 4, R. haust cath. s. Aug. 6 cap.cr.m [Repeat Cathartic Haust according to August 6th let him take it tomorrow morning] 5. Cath operated but once- R. tart emet grj- aq. f. [uncia]j-sach q. s. m. [drachma]j cap. qu. 2. h- pone implast vesic. intr scap. [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 1 grain. fountain water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix let him take 1 drachma every 2 hours.- place a Blister Plaster between his shoulders] 6. better- R.LL. gut iv. pulv. Ipec. grj. aq. f. [uncia]j. sach q.s. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 4 drops. Powdered Ipecac 1 grain. Fountain Water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient and let him take it at bedtime]
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    1779 Amy E.R. [Edward Rutledge] March 14- Fever every night-sick stomach- pains in her belly which is rather loose- R. Pulv. Ipec gr xv cap. vesp. pro emet. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains let her take it in the evening as an emetic] 15. brought up much bile- better Cap. Pil.Coe. grxx.h.s. [Take Stomachic Pills 20 grains at bedtime] 16. Better- cap. cr.m Cort Per. [uncia]fs [Take tomorrow morning 1/2 uncia of Peruvian Bark] 18. pains about breast 21. complains of pains about her breast and belly- R. LL. gut xxiv. Aq. f. [uncia]j. Syr. [uncia]fs M. cap. h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 24 drops. Fountain Water 1 uncia. Syrup 1/2 Uncia. Mix and let her take it at bedtime] 22. pains much abated- complains of pain in her head and bones- fever at night- R. tart emet gr 1/3 LL. gut xxiv. Aq. f. [uncia]j sach q.s.M cap.h.s. [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 1/3 of a grain. laudanum 24 drops Fountain Water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient Mix and let her take it at bedtime] July 14. R. Pulv. Ipec. grxv. cap. stat. R. Sal. Glaub [uncia]j Sach [uncia]fs. aq. f. [uncia]iv cap. cr.m. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt 1 uncia. Sugar 1/2 Uncia. Fountain Water 4 unciae. Let her take it tomorrow morning] 16. better. M. pil. Cath. N. vj. cap.h.s. [Measure Cathartic Pills 6 nights let her take them at bedtime]
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    Frazer Mary 1779 March 6- Tinct. Myr. [uncia]j Pil e rhab and Cal. dos j. Pil Coe. grxxv. [Myrrh tincture 1 uncia Pills of Rhubarb and Calomel 1 dose. Stomachic pills 25 grains]
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    1779 Rinah C.C.P March 31. Angina R. Sal. Glaub [drachma]vj Aq. font [uncia]iij. syr.corn.[uncia]j M. cap. stat [Recipe. Glaubers Salt 6 drachmae. Fountain Water 3 unciae. Corn Syrup 1 unciae. Mix and let her take it immediately] April 1. much better but still complains of the soreness of her throat nor can she articulate more than a whisper- Cathart operat[ed] 7. PM h. 7. throat better- R. Pulv rhae [scruple]j Calom grv. syr. q.s.f.bol. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Calomel 5 grains. Syrup as much as is sufficient make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] 2. Bolus omitted last night- take it immediately 3. no complaint 7. fever last night- vomited naturally bile- cannot draw a full breath quite free. R. Pulv. Ipec grxv. pro emet. cap. vesp. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains as an emetic let her take it in the evening] 8. Much better- brought up much bile- Asthmatic 10. Better a little- continue M. Pil Cath grxxv.cap.h.s. [Measure Cathartic Pills 25 grains and let her take them at bedtime]
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    Will, son of Hannah McCampbell 1779 April 1. Dysentery- Worms- about 3 years old. R. Pulv. Ipec gr viij. cap. stat. pro emet [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 8 grains let him take immediately as an emetic]- PM h.7. Operated totally by stool and 2 or 3 worms came at the same time with each stool- his stools are now without Prolapsus or straining 2. Appetite better- has been very sleepy for 2 or 3 days past- R. Pulv. Ipec. grxiij cap. stat pro emet. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 13 grains let him take immediately as an emetic] PM h.7. the Ipec. [ipecac] operated only down- no worms straining or prolapsus- R. Rad. Serp [drachma]ij Aq. font [uncia]iv Coque [Recipe. Snake Root 2 drachmae. Fountain Water 4 Unciae. strained]- a table spoonfull to be taken every half hour 3. PM. h.5. been to stool but 5 today- eats better tho poorly- serp [Snake root] no efect. not so sleepy today- 4. much better had but 4 stools today 5. had about 4 passages today- strains much M. Cal. gr iij. cap.h.s. R. LL. gut v. aq. f. [drachma]iv. sach q.s.M. cap.h.s. [Measure Calomel 3 grains let him take at bedtime. Recipe. Laudanum 5 drops Fountain Water 4 drachmae. Sugar as much as is sufficient Mix and let him take at bedtime] 6. slept well- purging greatly abated until about sunset which it seemed to return again- Rv. haust anod s.a. [Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art] 7. much better- appetite increasing- but 3 dijections today- Rv. haust anod. LL. augt. ad gut vj. [Repeat the Anodyne Haust adding a additional 6 drops Laudanum] 8. better Rv. haust s.a. [Repeat Haust according to art] 9. seems tolerably well- stools more consistence- no tenesmus 10. a little better 11. stools green and frequent- R. Sal Eps sach. aa. [drachma]ij Aq. f. [uncia]ifs dimid. pro dos. cap. stat. [Recipe. Epsom Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 2 drachmae. Fountain Water 1 1/2 unciae. Half for a dose let him take immediately] PM. h.7 Medicine omitted- had been carried out this morning- died this afternoon.
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    Mrs. E [Edward] Rutledge from p. 119 March 23 little or no complaint 31. Dyspepsia and gastrodynia- Bile- Spasm foment the pained parts with warm water April 1. slept without LL [laudanum] last night- the pains are much the same but not worse- Drink 3 or 4 quarts of chicken water thro the day and foment 3 or 4 times. PM h.7. has drank 2 quarts of Chicken water- the heat and pain in the lower abdomen much abated- brought up much wind today- much more easy and cheerful- Cont. the fomentatiion and Chicken water- Pedil. h.s. R. Ol. Menth qt vij Aq. f. [uncia]fs Syr. corn [uncia]fs. M. cap. h.s. [Bathe her feet at bedtime. Recipe. Mint Oil 7 drops. Fountain Water 1/2 Uncia Corn Syrup 1/2 Uncia Mix and let her take at bedtime] 2. Slept indifferently- rather easier today than yesterday- Costive- Continue the fomentation and chicken water PM h.8. much the same - R. Sap. Cast. [scruple]j calom. aq. gr iij. Sp. Lavend gutt iij. M. f. pil 4. [Recipe. Castile Soap 1 scruple Calomel water 3 grains Spirit of Lavender 3 drops. Mix and make 4 pills] to be taken when going to bed 3. PM h.7. Pills operated 4 or 5 times- rather easier today- foment s.a. Pedil.h.s. [According to art bathe her feet at bedtime] 4. tolerably well today- 7. Complains much of the pain in her bowels- Colica. no vomiting- R. LL. gut xxvj tart emet gr 1/4 Aq. f. [uncia]j sach q.s. Ol. menth gut vj. M. cap. h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 26 drops. Emetic Tartar 1/4 of a grain Fountain Water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as sufficient. Mint Oil 6 drops. Mix and let her take it at bedtime] 8. pain in her head and swelled gums- about time of menstr. [menstruation] commonly is costive and is so now. R. Sap. Cast. [scruple]j Calom. griij Spt. Lav gut iij M. f. pil. 4. cap.h.s. Rv. haust anod s.a. LL augr. gut xxx [Recipe. Castile Soap 1 scruple. Calomel 3 grains Spirit of Lavender 3 drops. Mix and make 4 pils. let her have them at bedtime. Repeat the Anodyne Haust according to art but increase Laudanum to 30 drops] 9. Cathartic operated 5 times- pains in her bowels and swelling of her gums much easier- the sensation of fullness in her side gone- cheerful- Rv. haust anod. s.a. [Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art] get up early and walk out 1/2 hour before breakfast- Milk and vegetable diet. 10. much better- complains of the pains only now and then June 15 Plethora- f. N.S. [uncia]iij [Bleed her of 3 unciae] July 21 Plethora- Obstipatic M. Pil. Purg. p.e. Alo and Rhee N vj [Measure Purging Pills of equal parts Aloe and Rhubarb number 6] Aug 27 Odontalgia. f.V.S. [uncia]iij [bleed her of 3 unciae] 28. no complaint Oct 11. feverish. Emetic- R. LL. gut xxvij Ol. Menth gut ix aq. f. [uncia]ifs. sach. q.s. coch j cap. stat and alter h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 27 drops. Mint Oil 9 drops. Fountain Water 1 1/2 unciae. Sugar as much as is sufficient. 1 spoonful let her take immediately and the other at bedtime] 12. Better- tho much distressed- f.V.S. [uncia]iij [bleed her of 3 unciae]- dilate with chicken water 13. little or no complaint Cont. p. 165
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    Mr. Peter Smith from p. 81 1779 March 11 we were both at H.M [Henry Middleton]- he had the fever- encourage the vomiting 13. fever returned. M. Pil Coe. gr xxv Cort Per. [uncia]j [Measure 25 grains of Stomachic Pills and 1 Uncia of Peruvian bark] April 1. Intermit. feb [Intermittent Febricula]- bile- obstructed perspiration- has been vomiting and encouraged it- R. Pulv. Rhee grx Calom gr v. Syr. q.s.f. Pil 4. cap. h.s.- M. Cort Per [drachma]vj [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 10 grains. Calomel 5 grains Syrup as much as is sufficient make 4 pills and let her take them at bedtime- Measure 6 drachmae Peruvian Bark] 2. tolerably well 3. no complaint 11. M. Cort Per. [drachma]vj [Measure 6 drachmae Peruvian Bark] 1780 March 24. Feb[ricula] intermit. Emetic. Pill Cathart. 25.Cort per. Chart. ij. aa. [uncia]fs 31. Verm. Cachex[ia]. Pil Lax.[Laxative Pills] Apr. 1 Haust Anod. Haust Sopor [Anodyne Haust and Soap Haust] 2. Haust vermif- Bol. vermif- haust anod [Vermifuge Haust. Vermifuge Bolus. Anodyne Haust] 3. haust vermif- emet- Pulv. vermif dos ij- Pill Cath- Cort. Per Chart ij aa [uncia]fs. [Vermifuge haust- emetic- Powdered vermifuge 2 doses- Cathartic Pill- Peruvian Bark ? 2 of each 1/2 unciae]
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    1779 Miss Jenkins- 13 months old April 1. Angina. sent for between 10 and 11 in the night- has taken some Salts and Manna- also Magnesia- but brought them up with a little phlegm and acid. R. Cal. aquil. griv.cap.stat [Recipe. Eagle Calomel 4 grains let her take it immediately]- R. Ol. Amygd Spt. C.C. aa. [drachma]ij. M. Cena [Recipe. Almond Oil and Spirit of Harts Horn of each ingredient 2 drachmae. Mix at dinner]- soak a stripe of flannen [flannel] in one teaspoonful and apply it to the part affected- renew it every three or 4 hours 2. retained the calomel about 3 hours and then threw it up with some phlegm- produced one copious passage- fever very moderate- swallows easier- Cont the liniment- R. Pulv. Rhae gr iv Magn alb. [scruple]j Syr. corn. [uncia]fs Aq. font. [uncia]j M sec. Art. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 4 grains. Magnesium Carbonate 1 scruple. Corn Syrup 1/2 uncia. Fountain Water 1 uncia. Mix according to art]- a pap spoonfull to be given every hour till it operates. PM h.6 no fever- lively- taken 4 doses- no operation- take a table spoonfull every half hour 3. h.10 Medicine operated but once, last night. R. Magn. alb. [drachma]fs. pulv. rhae grvj sach alb. [drachma]j aq. f. [uncia]iifs. M. sec. art. [Recipe. Magnesium Carbonate 1/2 drachma. Powdered Rhubarb 6 grains White Sugar 1 drachma. Fountain Water 2 1/2 unciae. Mix according to art] a table spoonfull to be taken every half hour till it operates PM h.7. took all but one dose- medicine has operated 3-swelling less- swallows better- cheerful and lively 4. Cath. operated but 3ce [thrice]- appetite not very good tho she is lively and seems without complaint- throat but little swelled- Rv. Haust ut haesi augt. Rhae grvij. cap. s.a. cr.m. [Repeat Haust until it sticks but increase Rhubarb to 7 grains. Let her take it according to art tomorrow morning] 5. Cath operated but once- little or no complaint- advised her mother to give her a cathartic tomorrow or next day-
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    Patty- Hannahs M. Campbell April 2 Dysentaria- about 4 years old R. Pulv. Ipec gr viij pro emet. cap. stat. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 8 grains as an emetic. let her take it immediately] 3. Operated up and down but not taken till this morning- strains and sleeps much- give it pink root tea 4. Appetite rather better- strains much and goes often to stool tho the prolapsus is not so troublesome- M. Calom. griij [Measure 3 grains of calomel] to be taken tonight in gruel a spoonful. 5. Calom operated properly- has been less frequent to stool today but strains much- R. LL gut vij aq. f. [drachma]vj Sach q.s. M. cap. h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 7 drops. Fountain Water 6 drachmae. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let her take it at bedtime] 6. Slept well- seemed tolerably well until this evening when the purging returned with straining. Rv. haust anod s.a. [Repeat the Anodyne Haust according to art] 7. Much better- appetite increasing- but 3 or 4 easy stools today and easy. Rv. haust anod s.a. augt. LL. ad gut vvij. [Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art increase Laudanum to 8 drops] 8. Better this morning but has been very often today without much straining- Rv. haust s.a. [Repeat Haust according to art] 9. Slept undisturbed- tenesmus much as yesterday- Rv. haust anod. s.a. [Repeat anodyne haust according to art] 10. Slept well-tenesmus- R. Sal. Eps [drachma]ij sach [drachma]ij. aq.f.[uncia]ifs. cap stat dimid. pro dos. [Recipe. Epsom Salt 2 drachmae. Sugar 2 drachmae. Fountain Water 1 1/2 unciae. let her take it immediately half for a dose] PM h.8 tenesmus greatly diminished- Rv. h. anod. s.a. [Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art] 11. Much better- been but [MS blank] today- prolapsus a little tho tenesmus is less. R. LL gut 4. aq.f.[uncia]fs sach. q.s. cap. stat [Recipe. Laudanum 4 drops Fountain Water 1/2 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient let her take immediately] PM h.6. lively. tenesmus a little better still prolapsus. Rv h. anod. s.a. [Repeat Anodyne haust according to art] 12. Medicine omitted- much the same as yesterday- take the anod. tonight- Rv. haust Cath. gut LL vj. cap.h.s. [Repeat Cathartic haust 7 drops Laudanum let her take at bedtime] 13. Much better- imagine she had two opiate draughts and not the Cathartic- Rv. Haust Anod. s.a. Rv. haust Cath Sal. Eps. [drachma]ijfs cap.s.a. [Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art Repeat Cathartic Haust of Epsom Salt 2 1/2 drachmae let her take it according to art] 14. PM h.2. had but 2 stools today and without tenesmus or prolapsus Rv. haust anod and Cathart.s.a. [Repeat Anodyne and Cathartic Hausts according to art] 15. no complaint
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    Masr. R. Smith 1779 April 4 Fracture of the heel bone- advice and directions. M. Pill cath dos. iij aa. grxv. [Measure 3 doses Cathartic Pills each 15 grains]to be one dose in the week.
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    Hannah M. Campbell 1779 April 4 Dysenteria R. Pulv. Ipec gr xv cap. stat pro emet. R. LL gut xxvj. tart emet gr 1/3. Aq.f. [uncia]j Sach q.s.M.cap.hor.s.- M. Pil Cath gr.xxv. cap. hor. som. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains let her take it immediately.- Recipe. Laudanum 26 drops Emetic Tartar 1/3 of a grain Fountain Water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient Mix and let her take it at bedtime.- Measure 25 grains Cathartic Pills and let her take it at bedtime] 5. Medicines operated properly found herself so much better today that she thought herself almost well- but this evening feels chilly and pains in her bowels- Rv. haust anod s.a. cap. h.s. [Repeat. Anodyne Haust according to art let her take at bedtime] 6. Much better till this evening when the pains and purging returned- Rv. haust anod. s.a. Rv. Pil Cath. s.a. [Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art. Repeat Cathartic Pills according to art] 7. Slept well- has had several fruitless efforts today. Rv. h. anod. s.a. [Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art] 8. Better this morning- many fruitless efforts today- Rv. Haust s.a. [Repeat Haust according to art] 9. Slept undisturbed- better today- but still tenesmus- Rv. haust anod. s.a. [Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art] 10. Slept well. tenesmus. R. Sal. Eps. [drachma]vj Sach [drachma]iv aq.f. [uncia]iv M. cap. stat. dimid pro dos. [Recipe. Epsom Salt 6 drachmae. Sugar 4 drachmae. Fountain Water 4 unciae. Mix and let her take it immediately half for a dose] PM h.8. Cathart operated properly- stools more consistant- tenesmus abated but yet troublesome Rv. h. anod. s.a. [Repeat Anodyne Haust according to art] 11. Greatly better- been but 1 today- tenesmus but little- R. LL. gut xiij. Aq.f. [uncia]fj. Sach q.s. cap. stat [Recipe. Laudanum 13 drops. Fountain Water 1 1/2? uncia Sugar as much as is sufficient let her take it immediately] PM h.6. been to stool but 4 times today- tenesmus yet tho less- upon the whole much better- Rv. haust anod. s.10 [Repeat Anodyne Haust according to the 10th] 12. Anod omitted- slept indifferently- tenesmus troublesome- take the anod tonight- R. Pulv. Rhae [scruple]j. Cal. gr [illegible] Syr. q.s.M Pil. 4. cap. h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Calomel ? grains Syrup as much as is sufficient. Mix and make 4 pills. let her take it at bedtime] 13. Much better- tenesmus a little this evening Rv. h. Anod. s.a.- R. Sal Eps. [drachma] vj Sach [drachma]vj aq.f. [uncia]iv M.cap.cr.m. dimid pro dos. [Repeat Anodyne haust according to art. Recipe. Epsom Salt 6 drachmae. Sugar 6 drachmae. Fountain Water 4 unciae. Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning. Half for a dose] 14. Much better- had but 3 stools today and without tenesmus- Rv. Pil s.12 and haust anod. [Repeat the Pills according to the 12th as well as the Anodyne haust] 15. no complaint
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    Mrs. Harleston from p. 137 April 4. Has only a trifling complaint of her throat. M. Pil Cath dos. iij aa gr xx [Measure 3 doses of Cathartic Pills each 20 grains] one dose to be taken h.s. [at bedtime] 7. Caught cold yesterday which induced a fever in the evening- it is now off. M. Cort. Per. [drachma]vj cap.stat. [Measure 6 drachmae Peruvian bark and let her take it immediately] 8.tolerably well today but weak. 9. Gone out to ride 16. Advice written- Pil. Cath dos iv. Pil Vermif. dos. viij [Cathartic Pills 4 doses. Vermifuge Pills 8 doses] 18. M. Cort Peruv. dos vj aa. [drachma]fs. [Measure 6 doses Peruvian Bark each 1/2 drachma] July 29 Dyspepsia- Gastrodynia, from Oscillations? from Worms. take an emetic tomorrow morning- has just done taking the Vermifuge Pills- see 16th 30. better M. Pil. e. Alo. and Rhab p.e.- dos. iij- 4 pro dos. [Measure Pills of Aloe and Rhubarb in equal parts- 3 doses 4 for a dose] Aug 2. Cold bath- omit it every 3rd day 7.better- bathed twice 25. R. Pulv. Stan [drachma]v div. in dos eq. iij cap quaq. m [Recipe. Powdered Tin 5 drachmae. divided in 3 equal doses. let her take them every morning] 28. poorly- med omitted cape [take it] Sept 1. R. Pulv. Stan [drachma]ij. Cal. grij. cap. cr.m. s.a. [Recipe. Powdered Tin 2 drachmae. Calomel 2 grains let her take it tomorrow morning according to art] 3. better- M. Pulv. Anthel. dos. ij.s .a. R. Pulv. Calom. Rhae- Scammon - aa. gr x Sach [uncia]fs. M. [Measure 2 doses of Anthelmintic Powder according to art. Recipe. Powdered Calomel, Rhubarb and Scammony of each ingredient 10 grains. Sugar 1/2 uncia. Mix] to be taken the last. 17. Rv. Pulv. Acthelm s.1. dos iij- [Repeat Anthelmintic Powder according to the 1st. 3 doses] 20. R. Pulv. rhae, calom. Scam , aa grx. Sach [uncia]fs. aq. f.q.s.f. bol.cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb, Calomel and Scammony of each ingredient 10 grains. Sugar 1/2 uncia. Fountain Water as much as is sufficient. make a bolus and let her take it tomorrow morning] Oct. 19 Fever- aque for near to 10 hours- head moderate pains gentle in the joints- R. tart Emet gr. ij aq.f. [uncia]iij sach.q.s. coch. j. cap. qu.h. [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 2 grains. fountain water 3 unciae. Sugar as much as is sufficient. 1 spoonful let her take every hour] pm. h.8. better- vomited much bile- no passage down- R. Calom. gr iv rhae [scruple]j.m.f. bol. cap. h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 4 grains Rhubarb 1 scruple Mix make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] 20. took only half of the pills- operated 3 or 4- better 21. better- little of no complaint
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    M. Campbell from p. 133 April 5 Much better- medicine all of which he took last night operated but twice- stools easy green and rather slimy- Rv. haust ol. s.a. R. Sal. Mart gr viij aq. f. [uncia]vj M [Repeat Oil Haust according to art. Recipe. Martian Salt 8 grains fountain water 6 unciae. Mix] half to be taken an hour before breakfast the remainder an hour before dinner. 6. Febricula last night- draught operated but 3 7. little or no fever last night- had 2 or 3 green slimy stools today. Rv. h. ol. s.a. [Repeat Oil Haust to according to art] 8. had 2 or 3 stools as yesterday- feels much better- appetite increased- R. haust Mart. s.a. [Repeat Martian Salt according to art] 10. Writing all yesterday- stools slimy and colorless and frequent- straining with the prolapsus. R. Sal Eps [drachma]vj Sach [drachma]vj Aq. f. [uncia]iiij. Ol. Menth gut vj. M. cap. cr.m [Recipe. Epsom Salt 6 drachmae. Sugar 6 drachmae. Fountain Water 4 unciae. Mint Oil 6 drops. Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning] 11. same as yesterday-omitted the medicine today- take it tomorrow 12. Med operated 3- stools better- 1 lumpy- tenesmus less 14. Better but had no passage today.- R. Cal grv. Pulv. rhae [scruple]j Syr. q.s.f.Pil 4. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Syrup as much as is sufficient make 4 pills and let her take them at bedtime]
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    1779 Bob about 6 months Nancys Mc C. April 6- Diarrhea. R. Pulv Ipec gr.v. pro emet. cap.stat.- R. Calom. gr ij. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 5 grains as an emetic let him take immediately.- Recipe. Calomel 2 grains let him take at bedtime] 7. Emetic brought sour phlegm- took the Cath about xi a.m. today- has had no passage since 8. no complaint 10. Diarrhea- bloody. R. Pulv. Rhae grvj sach [scruple]ij aq. font [uncia]j. M [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 6 grains. Sugar 2 scruples. Fountain Water 1 uncia. Mix] a papspoonfull to be taken very hour. PM h.8. Cath operated properly- stools easier and less bloody- brought up one dose- milk curdled and rather sour. 11.purging diminished- vomited today sour and curdled stuff. M. Pulv. Ipec. gr v. pro emet. cap. stat [Measure 11 grains Powdered Ipecac let him take it immediately as an emetic] 12. Medicine omitted- much the same- take it tonight- Rv. haust Cath s.10. cap.cr.m [Repeat the Cathartic haust according to the 10th let him take it tomorrow morning] 13. Stools slimy but less pungent- emetic, no effect- R. Ipec. gr xi. cap. stat. pro emet. R. Haust s.a. [Recipe. Ipecac 11 grains let him take it immediately as an emetic.- Repeat Haust according to art] 14. Brought up much bile and curds- stools better and less frequent- contin. taking the rest of the Mixture 15. better Rv. haust cath s.a. [Repeat Cathartic Haust according to art]
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    Lindy- Hagar's Fenwicks 1779- APril 10- Disenteria R. LL gut x. aq.f. [uncia]fs. Sach.q.s.M. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 10 drops. fountian water 1/2 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let her take at bedtime] 11. Anod [anodyne] omitted last night- take 1/2 now 1/2 h. som. [at bedtime] 12. Much better today- been but twice and with ease- Rv. h. anod. gut [illegible] [Repeat Anodyne Haust ? drops] R. Sal. Eps. [drachma]ijfs. Sach [drachma]ijfs. aq. font. [uncia]ij. M. cap.cr.m [Recipe. Epsom Salt 2 1/2 drachmae. Sugar 2 1/2 drachmae. Fountain Water 2 unciae. Mix and let her take tomorrow morning] 13. had but 2 stools today-easy 14. much as yesterday except fever from Worms. M. Pil. vermif 1.cap.h.s. [Measure 1 Vermifuge Pill and let her take it at bedtime] 15.negligent-rather better
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    Celia C.C.P 1779 June 14. Febris. [Fever] M. emet. cap. vesp. M. Pill e Sap. and Alo. gr xxv. cap.h.s. [Measure an Emetic and let her take it in the evening.- Measure a Pill of Soap and Aloe 25 grains let her take at bedtime] 15. Plls no effect Rv. [repeat] Nov 15 Feb [Febricula] R. Pulv Ipec gr xv. cap. pro emet. vesp. M. Pill Cath N vj. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains let her take as an emetic in the evening. Measure Cathartic Pills number 6 and let her take it at bedtime] 23. Rv. Emet- M. Haust Cath. cap. emet. vesp. cath. cr.m. [Repeat Emetic.- Measure a Cathartic Haust let her take the emetic in the evening the Cathartic tomorrow morning] 24. M. Cort Peruv. [uncia]j cap.cr. [Measure 1 uncia Peruvian bark let her take it tomorrow]
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    Peggie C.C.P daughter to Celia 1779 June 14 Diarrhea. M. Pulv. Ipec gr v. cap. vesp. R. Pulv. rhae gr vj alb. Magn. gr vj. Sach [scruple]j Aq.f. [uncia]ij. coch j. cap. qu. h [Measure Powdered Ipecac 5 grains let her take in the evening. Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 6 grains Magnesium Carbonate 6 grains. Sugar 1 scruple. Fountain Water 2 unciae. 1 spoonful let her take every hour] 15. better- 16. purging returned- Rv. haust s.a. [Repeat the Haust according to art] 18. M Chal cancr [scruple]ij cap in die quaq vehiculo. [Measure 2 scruples Crab Claws let her take in the day in any vehicle]
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    1779 Revd. Mrs. Smith June 16 Quartan- Sciatica- went to his dwelling at Brabant 20 miles from Charleston- returned the 19 at night 29. Dysenteria- Written Advice- a few remedies July 3. Went again to Brabant- Dysentery bilious- Abscess breaks- Miscarriage- Inflammation of the Womb Omentum Bowels- Mortification- death 6- returned 7- Aug 17. Revd. Mr. Smith sent to me 1000 [pounds] - but i returned it. 1779 Hannah ER[Edward Rutledge] July 31 Febricula- Obstructed perspiration- Costive. R. Pulv. Ipec gr xv. cap. vesp. pro emet. M.Pil. Purg cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains let her take in the evening as an emetic. Measure Purge Pills and let her take them at bedtime] Aug 1 better
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    Sue C.C.P 1779 Aug 16 Profusio Mensium 17. R. Alum. gr x Aq.f. [uncia]v M Coch. j. cap. quaq 1/2 hor. [Recipe. 10 grains Alum. Fountain Water 5 unciae. Mix 1 spoonful let her take every half hour] 18. Nausea- no better- R. Pulv. Ipec g xv. cap. stat. R. Alum gr xxx aq.f. [uncia]v cap.s.a. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains let her take immediately. Recipe. Alum 30 grains. Fountain Water 5 unciae. let her take it according to art] 19. R. Pulv. rhae grxv calom. griv. m.f. bol. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 15 grains. Calomel 4 grains. Mix and make a bolus. Let her take it at bedtime] 22. better Profusion slow and little. Rv. haust s.18 [Repeat the haust according to the 18th] 27. but one passage since 22. otherwise the same. R. Pulv. rhae gr xv. calom griv. f.bol. cap.h.s [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 15 grains. Calomel 4 grains make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] 28. better medicine operated. - R. Cort Per. [drachma]iv divid in p.e. viiij unam cap. quaq h.cr. [Recipe. Peruvian Bark 4 drachmae. divided in 9 equal parts. Let her take 1 every hour tomorrow] 29. took the bark- rather worse, probably from the stimulating of the bolus 30. Fever with shivering last night- profusion rather more- still fever Sept 1 and 3. Violent pains in the belly and back- fever with shivering every night- f. V.S. stat. [Bleed her immediately] Directly the blood began to flow a violent ague came on- and began to grow faint when about [uncia]ifs [1 1/2 unciae] was drawn then slept. 4. better- no fever- little profusion now. R. Cort. Peruv. [uncia]j- [drachma]j pro dos. cap. cr.m. [Recipe. Peruvian Bark 1 uncia. 1 Drachmae as a dose let her take tomorrow morning] 6. better- profusion less- strength greater- appetite increased- no fever yesterday- took [uncia]fs [1/2 uncia] of bark yesterday and [uncia]fs today- Rept. Cort. s.a.cr. [Repeat Bark according to art tomorrow] 8. Much purging yesterday which increased the profusion-wind- R. LL gut xxiv Ol. Menth gut xij Sach q.s. aq.f. [uncia]ij [Recipe. laudanum 24 drops. Mint Oil 12 drops. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Fountain Water 2 unciae] a tablespoonfull to be taken every two hours 9. better Rv. haust [Repeat Haust] 14. R. Calom grv. rhae grx f. pil. cap.h.s. R. LL. gut xx ol. menth. gut vj. Aq.f. [uncia]j sach q.s.M cap.h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains Rhubarb 10 grains make a pill and let her take it at bedtime.- Recipe. Laudanum 20 drops. Mint Oil 6 drops. Fountain Water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let her take at bedtime] 17. R. LL gutxxv aq.f. [uncia]j ol. menth. gut vj. Sac. q.s.m.cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops fountain water 1 uncia. Mint Oil 6 drops. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let her take it at bedtime] 21. Much better- M. Empl. robor. [Measure a strengthening plaster]- applies lumt[?]
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    1779 T. Smith Jr. Aug 20 Dysecoca Vermes. R. Calom. grvj. pulv. rhae grxij. f. bol. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 6 grains. Powdered Rhubarb 12 grains. Make a Bolus and let him take it at bedtime] 21. operated 16 times 22. better. M. Empl. Vesic pone post aur. sinister. [Mix a Blister Plaster and place it behind his left ear] 23. R. Pulv. Rhae grx calom griv. f. bol. cap. cr.m. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 10 grains. Calomel 4 grains. Make a bolus and let him take it tomorrow morning] 24. Bolus lost. Rv. s.h. [repeat according to yesterday] 25. hearing and cough much better 26. better R. Calom gr j Pulv. Stan. [drachma]ij M. cap. cr.m [Recipe. Calomel 1 grain. Powdered Tin 2 drachmae. Mix and let him take tomorrow morning] 27. better. Rv. Pulv.s.a. [Repeat Powder according to art] 28. better Rv. s.hee [Repeat according to ?] 29. Passed two worms- R. Pulv. calom- rhae- scammon aa grv. sach grxv. M.cap.cr.m. in syr. [Recipe. Powdered Calomel, Rhubarb and Scammony of each ingredient 5 grains. Sugar 15 grains. Mix and let him take tomorrow morning] 30. Medicine operated but twice- Rv. s. 26. [Repeat according to the 26th] 31. Rv. [Repeat] Sept 1. R. Pulv. rhae- Calom-Scammon. aa. grvij. Sach [scruple]j M. cap. cr.m. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb, Calomel and Scammony of each ingredient 7 grains. Sugar 1 scruple. Mix and let him take tomorrow morning] 1781 Haemopt. [Haemoptysis] Jan 30. Empl. Pic Burgund- pone intra scap. [Burgundy Pitch Plaster place it between the shoulders] 31. M. Pil. Coe. grxx cap. h.s. [Measure 20 grains Stomachic Pills let him take it at bedtime] Feb 2. M. Pil Coe. dosil ij. s.a. cap. quaq. 4. die [Measure 2 doses Stomachic Pills according to art and let him take them every 4 days] 16. Rv. s.2. [Repeat according to the 2nd]
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    T. Rutledge 1779 August 26 R. Pulv. Rhae grxv- calom. griv. f. bol. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 15 grains. Calomel 4 grains Make a bolus and let him take it at bedtime] 27. twice visited. better. bol[us] operated 2 or 3ce [thrice] 28. once do[ditto] better 29. fever returned last night about nine and went off this morning about 3- small flying gouty pains- mouth breaking out- strength increasing 30. better every way except appetite- take Cam. [Chamomile] tea.
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    1779 Oney C.C.P August 27. Pyrosis- had a Cholera two days ago. R. LL qtt xxxij Aq.f. [uncia]ij Sach q.s.M. [uncia]fs. cap. quaq. 4 hora. M. Pil Coe gr xxv. cap.h.s.- R. LL. gut xx tart emet gr 1/3 Aq.f. [uncia]j. sach q.s.M.cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 32 drops. Fountain Water 2 unciae. Sugar as much as is suficient Mix. Let her take 1/2 uncia every 4 hours. Measure Stomachic Pills 25 grains let her take at bedtime.- Recipe. Laudanum 20 drops. Emetic Tartar 1/3 of a grain Fountain Water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let her take at bedtime] 28. M. Pulv. Ipec gr xv cap vesp. R. LL. gut xxv tart emet gr 1/3 aq.f. [uncia]j sach q.s.M. cap.h.s. [Measure Powdered Ipecac 15 grains let her take in the evening. Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops. Emetic Tartar 1/3 of a grain. Fountain Water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let her take it at bedtime] 29. rather better 30. better. M. Pil e. Rhab and Aloe. grxxx. cap.h.s. [Measure Pills of Rhubarb and Aloe 30 grains let her take at bedtime] 31. R. Ol. Menth gut xxx Spt. Lav gutt xxx Aq.f. [uncia]iv. sach q.s.M. coch,j. cap. pro re nata. [Recipe. Mint Oil 30 drops. Spirit of Lavender 30 drops. Fountain Water 4 unciae. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix 1 spoonful let her take as circumstances require]
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    Miss Sarah Smith- Roger S. 1779 August 30- Worms. R Pulv. Stan [drachma]ifs Calom. gr j. cap in mel.cr.m [Recipe. Powdered Tin 1 1/2 drachmae. Calomel 1 grain. let her take it in honey tomorrow morning] 31. Rv. [Repeat] Sept. 1. Fever- Cap. Emetic. Stat. [Take an emetic immediately] 2. no fever- R. Sal Glaub. Sach aa [drachma]v aq.f. [uncia]ijfs. m.cap.cr.m [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 5 drachmae. Fountain Water 2 1/2 unciae. Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning]
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    1779 Sally daughter of Sarah Miss M. Fenwick Sept 3. Pleuritic F.V.S. [uncia]viij Stat [Bleed her of 8 unciae immediately]- 4th pone emplasts Vesic sup part [Place Blister Plasters above the parts affected]- R. Pulv. Calom. gr v. pulv rhae grxv f. bol. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Calomel 5 grains. Powdered Rhubarb 15 grains. make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] keep up a sweat 5. Oppression and pain still vehement- R.V.S. ad dilig. [bleed until she is happy?] blister did not operate- foment the side R. rad serpent Virg. [drachma]ifs. Aq.f. [minim]j Infuse pro sudor. [Recipe. Virginian Snake Root 1 1/2 drachmae. Fountain Water 1 minim. Infuse to procure a sweat] 6. Better tho the inflammation is now changed its place higher and about the pap. Pone emplast Vesic Stat. [Place a Blister Plaster Immediately] 7. Blister didnt draw- much the same Rv. Vesic. [Repeat the Blister] 8. Vomited naturally some bile- skin moist- rather easier- R. Pulv. Ipec grxv cap. stat pro emet. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 15 grains let her take immediately as an emetic] encourage perspiration. 9. Emetic brought up much bile- no pain but great oppression at the breast from the coughing- pulse full soft and more moderate skin soft- R. LL gut xx Aq.f. [uncia]j M. [uncia]fs. [Recipe. Laudanum 20 drops Fountain Water 1 uncia. Mix. 1/2 Uncia] to be taken immediately. and the rest when the cough is very troublesome. 6. p.m. cough easier- slept tolerably- pulse full and less frequent skin mist- expecton less 10 Dyspnea much increased- pulse ect. much as yesterday 6.p.m. f. V.S. [uncia]iv [bleeding of 4 unciae] gave instant relief- h.4.p.m. breathing and coughing easier- blood inflamed- R. tart emet. grij Aq. font [uncia]ij M. [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 2 grains. Fountain Water 2 unciae. Mix] a spoonfull to be taken every hour. h.8. Med operated 3 or 4. by stool also by breathing perspiration- P. [pulse] more moderate and soft. better 11. better 12. fever increased- thirst- R. Ol. Vitr. gut xxv aq.f. [uncia]iv. m. coch j. cap ad lib. [Recipe. Sulphuric Acid 25 drops. Fountain Water 4 unciae. Mix 1 spoonful let her take at liberty] h 7p.m. cough troublesome R. LL gut xxiv Aq.f. [uncia]j tart emet. grfs. M [Recipe. Laudanum 24 drops. Fountain Water 1 uncia. Emetic Tartar 1/2 grain Mix] half to be taken tonight and the rest tomorrow morning 13. Coughs free without much trouble- breathing tolerably easy. 7.p. Costive-P. [pulse] more moderate- Rv. Haust s.a. R. Calom grv. rhae grx. f. pil. cap. h.s. [Repeat Haust according to art.- Recipe Calomel 5 grains Rhubarb 10 grains. make a pill and let her take it at bedtime] 14. had two passages- easier the fever seems increased-thirst- Rv. haust Vitr. s.12. [Repeat Sulphuric Acid Haust according to the 12th] 7.p. complains of pain in the side where it was M. Epl. Vesic [Mix a Blister Plaster] Continued p. 162.
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    1779 Mast. Campbell Sept. 9. Ulcerated Ears. Apply thrice a day poultices- M. Pulv dos iij [Measure Powder 3 doses] -one to be put in each poultice- wash the ears before application of the poultice with Cast soap [Castille Soap] and Sage tea 11. Rv. Pulv. dos iij [Repeat 3 doses powders] -visit-better 12. Rv. Pulv. s.a. [Repeat Powder according to art] 13. Rv. Pulv s.a. [Repeat Powder according to art] better 15. Sore discharges as Ichor- M. Cort Per [Measure Peruvian Bark] sprinkle it on the sore and cover it all with a poultice 17. M. Calom gr j -M. Vitr Caerul.q.s. [Measure Calomel 1 grain- Measure Blue Vitriol as much as is sufficient] 19. M. Pulv. Ipec gr vj cap.vesp.- M. Calom gr ij cap.cr.m. [Measure Powdered Ipecac 6 grains let him take in the evening.- Measure Calomel 2 grains and let him take it tomorrow morning] 20. Calom no effect Rv. [Repeat] 21. do [ditto] R. Pulv Rhae grxij Sach Magn Alb aa gr viij aq f. [uncia]ij Coch j cap cr pro re nate [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 12 grains. Sugar and Magnesium Carbonate of each ingredient 8 grains. Fountain Water 2 unciae. 1 spoonful let him take tomorrow as circumstances require] 1780 Miss Hannah Butler Nov 19. Fever Intermit.- R. Pulv Jalap gr x. Aq. f. [uncia]ij Sach [drachma]j M. cap.cr.m. [Recipe. Powdered jalap 10 grains. Fountain Water 2 unciae. Sugar 1 drachmae. Mx and let her take it tomorrow morning] M. Pulv. Ipec. grxv cap stat pro emet [Measure Powdered Ipecac 15 grains let her take it immediately as an emetic] 20. Free from fever until 4.p.m. R. Pulv Jalap [scruple]j Aq.f. [Uncia]ij Sach [drachma]j M cap cr.m. [Recipe. Powdered jalap 1 scruple. Fountain Water 2 unciae. Sugar 1 drachma. Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning] 21. M. Cort Per pulv. [uncia]fs. cap stat grad. [Measure Powdered Peruvian Bark 1/2 uncia. let her take it immediately gradually] 22. Cort [bark] omitted- cape [take it] 23. the time of the paroxysm passed without any fever Dec. 6 Fever Surfeit. M. Pulv. Ipec grxv cap stat [Measure Powdered Ipecac 15 grains let her take it immediately] 7. Fever off. R. Pulv. Jalap [scruple]j Aq.f. [uncia]ij Sach [drachma]j M c. stat [Recipe. Powdered jalap 1 scruple. Fountain water 2 unciae. Sugar 1 drachma. Mix and let her take it immediately]
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    Mas. C.C.Pinckney from P. 95 Sept 11 Better- Rv. Decoct Peruv. s.a. [Repeat the Peruvian Decoction according to art] 6. pm. rather better- continue 12. but one passage down just now in 24 hours- eats sleeps and digests better- Rv. Decoct.s.a. augt. tinct rhae gut xv. [Repeat Decoction according to art but increase Rhubarb tincture to 15 drops] 7.m. no more stools today- Pulse ect. better. Contin. 13. No passage since one yesterday- eats and sleeps well. R. Calom grij. cap. stat. [Recipe. Calomel 2 grains let him take immediately] Bleeding at the nose. h.8.p.m. had one large hard fested stool- since which it has been easy and slept 14. Past three fested slimy stools speckled with black- no fever- fretful from the soreness of the lips and dentition. Rv. haust peruv. s.a. [Repeat Peruvian haust according to art] Drivels today for the first time since he has been ill. 7.p.m. better 15. better. 7.p.m. fretful costive- R. Calom grij cap. stat [Recipe. Calomel 2 grains let him take it immediately] 16. better had but one stool 7.p.m. R. Sal. Glaub Sach aa [drachma]ij aq. f.[uncia]j Sp. Lav. gut xx M coch j. cap pro re nata [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 2 drachmae. Fountain Water 1 uncia. Spirit of Lavender 20 drops. Mix 1 spoonful let him take as circumstances require] 18. Rv. Haust Peruv. s.a [Repeat Peruvian Haust according to art] 19. R. tart emet gr ij Spt. lavend. gut vj sach q.s.M. [drachma]ij cap. q 1/4 hora donec vomit. [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 2 grains. Spirit of Lavender 6 drops. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix Let him take 2 drachmae every quarter hour until he vomits] 20. R. rad serpent [drachma] ij. rad lonicari.[uncia]fs. aq.f. [uncia]iv. coq. ad [uncia]iij coch ij-cap [illegible] qu h. [Recipe. Snake Root 2 drachmae. Honeysuckle Root 1/2 uncia. Fountain Water 4 unciae. strain until 3 unciae remain. let him take 2 spoonfuls ? every hour] 21.Better- continue 22. Uneasy-fretful- no passage yesterday or today R. Calom. grijfs. cap. stat. M. Rad Lonieri and Serp s.sup. [Recipe. Calomel 2 1/2 grains let him take immediately. Measure Honeysuckle and Snake Roots according to above] 24. fretful-costive- R. Sal. Glaub Sach aa. [drachma]ij Aq.f. [uncia]ij M coch j. cap. qu Semi h. [Recipe. Glaubers Salt and Sugar of each ingredient 2 drachmae Fountain Water 2 unciae. Mix and let him take 2 spoonfuls every half hour] 25. Med operated but once- fretful, starting, skreaming dentition. R. Cort Peruv [drachma]ij Aq.f. [uncia]iv coq ad [uncia]iij- add tinct rhae gut 40. Sp. Lav. gut xij. M. [drachma]ij cap qu ho. cr [Recipe. Peruvian Bark 2 drachmae. Fountain Water 4 unciae. strain until 3 unciae remain- add rhubarb tincture 40 drops Spirit of Lavender 12 drops Mix and let him take 2 drachmae every hour tomorrow]
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    Sally from p. 159 Sept 15. Blister did not draw- rather costive- R. tart emet grij Aq. [uncia]ij M. cochl.j. cap. quaq hora. [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 2 grains. Water 2 unciae. Mix. Let her take 1 spoonful every hour] 16. Slept well, cough easier, perspiration better fever less. 17. fever increased a little 18. fever as yesterday- coughs more freely and for 3 or 4 days purulent sometimes- Rv. Haust s.15 [Repeat Haust according to the 15th] 19. better- stronger- coughs less- especially puruling 20. Rv. haust s 15. [Repeat haust according to the 15th] 21. Every way better- no stool yesterday or today R. Pulv. rhae [scruple]j. calom. grv. f. bol. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple Calomel 5 grains. make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] 22. better- medicine operated twice.
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    1779 Miss Sarah Smith- Revd. Mr. R. S Sept 18 Fever. Epidemic- worms? Cap. Stat pro emetic and sudorif Ess. Ant. [drachma]ij [Let her immediately take as an emetic and sudorific 2 drachmae of Essence of Antimony]7p.m. fever off take tomorrow a cathartic and the bark. 19. Fever returned 20. fever still on- R. Rad. Loniceri [drachma]iv rad. Serp [drachma]ij aq.f. [uncia]iv coq ad [uncia]iij coch ij cap quaq h 2nd. [Recipe. Honeysuckle Root 4 drachmae. Snake Root 2 drachmae. Fountain Water 4 unciae. strain until 3 unciae remain. Let her take 2 spoonfuls every 2nd hour] 7.pm. brought up the 1 dose with some bile- the fever abated after the 2nd. when it was omitted- take two doses with an hour interval early in the morning, each cochl. ij. [2 spoonfuls] 21. took the two doses which made her very sick and heavy- it affected her eyes a little- 7.p.m. has passed down two large worms- no fever- lively- R. Rad Serp. [drachma]fs. rad Lonicera [drachma]j. aq font [uncia]iifs coq. cum mentha vel salvia, ad [uncia]ij cap.s.a. [Recipe. Snake Root 1/2 drachma. Honeysuckle root 1 drachma. Fountain Water 2 1/3 unciae. Strain- with mint or sage- until 2 unciae remain. let her take it according to art] 22. No fever- Cathart cap.cr.m. [Let her take a Cathartic tomorrow morning] 24. no complaint
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    1779 Primus Mrs. Greene Sept 21 Diarrhea R. LL gut xx Ol. Menth gt vj aq.f. [uncia]j m. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 20 drops. Mint Oil 6 drops. fountain water 1 uncia. mix and let him take at bedtime] R. Calom gr.v. pulv. Rhae [scruple]j f.bol.cap.h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. make a bolus and let him take it at bedtime] 22. much better Rv. haust [Repeat Haust] 23. Better R. Tart Emet grij Aq.f. [uncia]ij coch j cap.qu.h. [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 2 grains. Fountain Water 2 unciae. 1 spoonful let him take every hour] - R. LL gut xxv Ol. Menth gut vj. aq [uncia]j sach q.s.M.cap.h.s. [Recipe. laudanum 25 drops Mint Oil 6 drops Water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let him take it at bedtime] 24. Cathart operated several times-griped today- R. LL gut xxv ol. menth gut vj aq [uncia]j sach q.s.M.cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops. Mint Oil 6 drops. Water 1 unciae. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let him take it at bedtime] 25. Was easy all night- has had 5 passages today and with gripes. R. LL gut xij Ol Menth gut iv aq.f. [uncia]j sach q.s.cap. [Recipe. Laudanum 12 drops. Mint Oil 4 drops. Fountain Water 1 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. let him take it] 7.p.m. has been easy and not been to stool since taking the draught- R. LL gut xviij Aq.f. [uncia]j M cap h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 18 drops. Fountain Water 1 uncia. Mix and let him take it at bedtime]
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    Mrs. E[Edward] Rutledge from p. 142 Oct. 28 Odontalgia- Costive- R. LL gut xxv. Lav comp. gut x. Sach q.s. aq.f. [uncia] fs M. cap.h.s.- R. Calom griij. Sap. Cast. [scruple]j f. pil 4. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops. Compounded Lavender 10 drops. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Fountain water 1/2 uncia. Mix and let her take at bedtime.- Recipe. Calomel 3 grains. Castille Soap 1 scruple. Make 4 pills ad let her take them at bedtime] 1781 March 10 Pil Coe dos vj.aa.gr.xx [6 doses of Stomachic Pills each 20 grains]
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    Izard Mrs. R. 1780 Fever. in pregnancy 5. M advanced Oct 11. R. Calom. gr.v. Sap. cast, [scruple]fs. f. pil. 4. cap. h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains. Castille Soap 1/2 scruple. make 4 pills and let her take them at bedtime] 12. visit h.7.p.m. fever much increased since xi am. keep up a gentle perspiration ect. 13. Vomited this morning some bile which she encouraged by drinking warm water- stomach yet squeamish fever going off. M.Emet. Lonicera Ipec cap. vesp. M. Cort Per [uncia]j. cap.cr. si sine febr. [Measure Emetic of Honeysuckle and Ipecac and let her take it in the evening. Measure Peruvian Bark 1 unica. let her take it tomorrow if without fever] 15. Fever has not intermitted yet. much troubled with wind. R. Ol. Menth gut xvj. Sp Vitr. gut xx. Aq.f. [uncia]iv cap ij coch ad lib. [Recipe. Mint Oil 16 drops. Sulphuric Acid 20 drops. Fountain Water 4 unciae. let her take 2 spoonfuls at liberty] H. 6 p.m. better 16. Fever increased by fresh colds. H.6p.m. better R. Ol. Menth gut xx Aq.f. [uncia]iv Sach q.s. M cap.s.a. [Recipe. Mint Oil 20 drops. Fountian Water 4 Unciae. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let her take according to art] R. Calom gr.v. Sap. Cast. grx. Pulv. Rhae griij m.f. bol. cap. h.s. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains. Castille Soap 10 grains. Powdered Rhubarb 3 grains. Mix and make a bolus. Let her take it at bedtime] R.ll gut xxv Aq. f. [uncia]fs Sach q.s. cap si necess. [Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops. Fountain Water 1/2 uncia. Sugar as much as is sufficient. let her take it if necessary] 17. V.S. [bleed her] H.7.p.m. better 18. R. Ol. Vitr gut xx. Aq. f. [uncia]vj Sach q.s.M coch j cap lib [Recipe. Sulphuric Acid 20 drops. Fountain Water 6 unciae. Sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix let her take a spoonful at liberty] 19. better- continue 20. Voided up. Bilious sour roapy colluvies- R. Pulv. Ipec [scruple]j. tart emet grj. M. cap. vesp. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac 1 scruple Emetic Tartar 1 grain. Mix and let her take in the evening] 21. R. Pulv. Ipec. Pulv. Rhae aa. grij. M.f. pil ij. unam cap. vesp. alt. cr. mane. [Recipe. Powdered Ipecac Powdered Rhubarb of each ingredient 2 grains. Mix and make 2 pills. let her take one in the evening and the other tomorrow morning] H 7.p.m. 22. R. Acet. [uncia]ij Sal. Absinth q.s. ad sat. Aq. f. [uncia]iv. M coch. ij cap.q.h. [Recipe. Vinegar 2 unciae. Wormwood Salt as much as is sufficient ? Fountain Water 4 unciae. Mix and let her have 2 spoonfuls every hour] H.7.p.m. R. LL gut xxiv aq.f. [uncia]fs sach q.s.M. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 24 drops. Fountain Water 1/2 unciae. sugar as much as is sufficient. Mix and let her take it at bedtime] 23. Better Rv. haust Sal. s.h. [Repeat Salt Haust according to ?] H. 7.p.m. Fever much increased 24. Better Rv. haust.Sal. [Repeat Salt Haust] H.7.p.m. Better a little 25. Better Rv. haust. Sal. [Repeat Salt haust] H 7p.m. fever increased 26. Fever has remissions and one day more than another R. Acet [uncia]j Sal. Absin q.s. ad Sat. Aq. font [uncia]iv M. c.s.a. [Recipe. Vinegar 1 uncia. Wormwood Salt as much as is sufficient ? Fountain Water 4 unciae. Mix and let her take it according to art] H 7 p.m. 27.twice- better today every way Rv. haust s.h [Repeat Haust according to yesterday] 28. twice Rv. haust [Repeat Haust] 29 twice. better R. Cort Per [drachma]ij Aq. f. [uncia] vij coq. ad [uncia]vj. Sp. Vitr. gut x. Sp. Lav. gut xx M coch j. cap. qu hor. [Recipe. Peruvian Bark 2 drachmae. Fountain Water 7 unciae. Strain until 6 unciae remain. Sulphuric Acid 10 drops. Spirit of Lavender 20 drops. Mix and let her take 1 spoonful every hour] 30-31 Rv. Decoct. [Repeat Decoction] V170
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    1780 Smith Roger Col. Oct. 18 Fever, accompanied with Convulsive motions- sent for to attend him Goose Creek. Pone Emplast Vesic Stat supra col et intra scap. [Place a Blister Paster immediately above his neck and between his shoulders] 19. Better R. Pulv. Jalap [scruple]jfs aq. [uncia]ifs sach q.s. M. cap. stat [Recipe. Powdered jalap 1 1/2 scruples. water 1 1/2 unciae. Sugar as much as is Sufficient. Mix and let him take immediately.] M. Cort Per. [uncia]ifs [Measure 1 1/2 unciae of Peruvian Bark] to be taken 5 or 6 hours after the Cathartic began to operate unless fever returns, and then as soon after its exacerbates as possible. Nov Fever 13. R. Pulv. Rhae [scruple]j Calom gr v f.pil cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Calomel 5 grains make a pill and let him take it at bedtime] 14. No fever- Advice
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    Mrs. Walter Izard 1780 Feb[Febricula] int. [intermittent] Oct 22 R. tart emet grij. Aq.f. [uncia]iv M coch. j. cap. Qu. quad h. [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 2 grains. Fountain Water 4 unciae. Mix and let her take 1 spoonful every quarter hour] 23. fever returned M. Cort Per [uncia]fs. cap. cr. [Measure 1/2 uncia of Peruvian bark and let her take tomorrow] 24. visited twice 25. twice 26. twice 27. twice M. Cort Per. [uncia]fs cap. stat [Measure 1/2 uncia Peruvian bark and let her take it immediately] 31. M Cort. Per Chart ij.aa. [uncia]fs R. Calom gr x Sap Cast [scruple]j f. Pil. vj pro dos ij [Measure 2 ? of Peruvian Bark each 1/2 uncia- Recipe. Calomel 10 grains Castille Soap 1 scruple. Make 6 pills 2 for the dose]
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    1780 Rachel Mrs. Mr. C. Campbell Oct 23 Cynanche. R. Pulv. Julap. [drachma]fs. aq. f. [uncia]iij M. cap. cr.m. [Recipe. Powdered Jalap 1/2 drachma. Fountain Water 3 unciae. Mix and let her take tomorrow morning] 24. better R.Sp.C.C. [drachma]ij Ol.oliv [drachma]iv M fria part affect quaq 4. h. [Recipe. Spirit of Harts Horn 2 drachmae. Olive Oil 4 drachmae. Mix and freeze the part affected every 4 hours] h 7. better- continue 25. better 26.better Rv. Linim Volat. Rv. Haust Cath s.23 [Repeat Swift Liniment Repeat Cathartic Haust according to the 23rd] 27. better 29. No Complaint
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    Mrs. R. Izard from p. 166 Nov 1. Continue 2. better 3. R. Calom gr v. pulv. rhae [scruple]j f. pil. 5. cap. 3. h. s. alt. cr. m. si necss. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Make 5 pills Let her take 3 at bedtime and the others tomorrow morning if necessary] 4. better 5. M Decoct. Peruv [uncia]vj cap ad lib. [Measure 6 unciae of Peruvian Decoction let her take it at liberty] 6.-7. fever slight yesterday afternoon and still more feverish than for some days 8. Moderate. Rheumatic pain in the calf her leg- R. Sp. Vin. [uncia]j Camph [drachma]fs. [Recipe. Wine 1 uncia. Camphor 1/2 drachma][illegible] fria part affected 9. better. Rv. Pil. s. 3. [Repeat the Pill according to the 3rd] 10. M Decoct Per [uncia]vj [Measure Peruvian Decoction 6 unciae] 11.12.13. Rv. Decoct Rv. Sp. Camph [Repeat Decoction. Repeat Spirit of Camphor] 15. M. Pil cath s.3. numer. x [Mix Cathartic Pills according to the 3rd. number 10]
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    1780 Walter Izard Oct 30. Feb [Febricula] Interm. M. Emet. [Mix an emetic] Nov 1. R Tart Emet grj. aq. f. [uncia] iij M. coch. j c qu. fh. [Recipe. Emetic Tartar 1 grain. Fountain Water 3 unciae. Mix let him take 1 spoonful every hour] H 6.p.m. R. Acet dist. [uncia]j. Sal absin q.S. ad Sat Aq. f. [uncia] j M coch j. cap qu. f.h. [Recipe. Distilled Vinegar 1 uncia. Wormwood Salt as much as is sufficient to satisfy. Fountain Water 1 uncia. Mix and let him take 1 spoonful every ? hour] 2. better cape Cort Per. [take Peruvian bark] 3. Fever returned. Rv. Haust Sal. s.a. [Repeat Salt Haust according to art] H 7p.m. continue 4. M. Decoct Per [uncia]vj. cap. Stat [Measure 6 unciae of Peruvian Decoction and let him take it immediately] H 7.p.m. fever returned from exercise in excess 5. fever has not gone off- but a shivering returned at the period the fever would have come on- H 4p.m. Comatose since 2.p.m. R. Acet [uncia]j Sal Absin. q.s. ad Sat. [Recipe. Vinegar 1 uncia. Wormwood Salt as much as is sufficient to satisfy]- R. Rad Senek [drachma]ij aq. f. [uncia]iv coq. ad [uncia]iij M. ambo. -cap coch j quaq.h. [Recipe. Rattlesnake Root 2 drachmae. Fountain Water 4 unciae. Strain until 3 unciae remain. Mix let him take 1 spoonful of both every hour] H7p.m. has not yet taken any-been yet comatose- pulse good-perspiration free- cap. M. [let him take it in the morning] 6. Fever off with a profuse sweat- R. Decoct Per [uncia]vj ad pulv. cort per. [drachma]j- M. coch iij cap.q.h. [Recipe. Peruvian Decoction 6 unciae. increase Peruvian Bark to 1 drachma. Mix and let him take 3 spoonfuls every hour] 7 p.m. Cheerful- no fever- Rv. Decoct .s.a c.cr. [Repeat decoction according to art. let him take it tomorrow] 7.Fever returned tho slight 7.p.m. fever abating- R. Calom. gr v. rhae [scruple]j f. pil 5.- cap 3 h.s. alter si necs. cr.m. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains. Rhubarb 1 scruple. Make 5 pills. let him take 3 at bedtime the others if necessary tomorrow morning] 8.- 9. No fever R. Sp. Vin [uncia]fs. Camph gr x. [Recipe. Wine 1/3 uncia. 10 grains Camphor]Solv fria part affect. 16. Rv. Mixt camph [uncia]ifs. [Repeat Camphor Mixture 1 1/2 unciae] 1781 April 10. Written advice 12. Went from Goose Creek to the Villa- departed from thence the next mid day 14. sent for from Osbornes- staid with her from the 14 until the 22 which day I left hor [hour] [MS blank] 25. Written Advice.
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    nanny W. Izard 1780 Nov 3 R. Pulv. Julap [scruple]ifs. aq.f. [uncia]iij M. cap. stat [Recipe. Powdered jalap 1 1/2 scruples fountain water 3 unciae. mix and let her take it immediately] Hester W. Izard 8. Pleurit[ic] F.V.S.q.s. [Bleed her as much as is sufficient] 9. better much- R. Pulv. Jalap grxxx Aq.f. [uncia]iij M cap.cr. [Recipe. Powdered Jalap 30 grains. Fountain Water 3 unciae. Mix and let her take it tomorrow] 11.but little pain in the side.
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    Mrs. R. Smith from p.102 1781 March 10 Angina. R. Ol. Oliv [uncia]j Sp. C.C. [uncia]fs M. [Recipe. Olive Oil 1 uncia. Spirit of Harts Horn 1/2 uncia. Mix] a ribbon to be moistured in it 3 or 4 times in the day and applied to her throat. R. Cal. gr x Pulv. rhae [scruple]ij. Syr q.s. f.. pil. x.- cap.5.h.s. alt cap. post 3 4 noct si necs. [Recipe. Calomel 10 grains. Powdered Rhubarb 2 scruples. Syrup as much as is sufficient. Make 10 Pills. Let her take 5 at bedtime and the others let her take after 3 or 4 nights if necessary]
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    Mrs. W. Cattel from p.100 1781 March 8 Rv. Bol s.a. 10. M. chart xij-aa Sal Mart gr v.- unam cap. quaq mane and merid in aq.f. [minim]fs [Measure 12 ? each 5 grains Martian Salt. Let her take 1 every morning and noon in 1/2 minim of water] 26. the cold fits of the paroxysms greatly diminished and they return early in the forenoon- the hot fits are more violent. It is now on, tho abating 27. take the purgation pills tonight R. Cort Per [uncia]j Rad Serp [drachma]fs. M. cap.cr. [Recipe. Peruvian Bark 1 uncia. Snake Root 1/2 drachma Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning] 30. R. Acet. [uncia]ifs. Sal. Abs. q.s. ad Sat. Aq. f. [uncia]iv M. coch ij. cap. qua 2 hor. dum cap. Cort per [Recipe. Vinegar 1 1/2 unciae. Wormwood Salt as much as is sufficient to satisfy Fountain Water 4 unciae. Mix and let her take 2 spoonfuls every 2 hours while taking the Peruvian Bark]- M. Cort Per. Chart ij .a.a. [uncia]fs cap di. antea parox revers. [Measure Peruvian Bark ? 2 each 1/2 uncia. let her take it in the day before the paroxysm reverses] R. Pulv. rhae [scruple]j calom gr.v. f. pil 4. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple Calomel 5 grains Make 4 pills] April 6 M. Cort Peruv. chart ij [drachma]iij and [drachma]ij cap s.a. [Measure peruvian Bark ? 2 3 drachmae and 2 drachmae let her take according to art] 7. M. Pil. Coe dos iij aa. [scruple]j [Measure Stomachic Pills 3 doses of each 1 scruple]
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    1780 Nanny Z Oct 22 Feb [febricula] int. 2nd R. Pulv. rhae [scruple]j cal. gr v. f. bol. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple Calomel 5 grains make a bolus and let her take it at bedtime] 223. Emet. [emetic] 28. R. Sal Mart gr x. pulv. rhee [scruple]j M. cap. cr.m. [Recipe. Martian Salt 10 grains Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Mix and let her take it tomorrow morning] 29. R. Cort Per [uncia]fs. Aq. f. [uncia]vij coq. ad [uncia]vj. cap.cr [Recipe. Peruvian Bark 1/2 uncia. Fountain Water 7 unciae. Strain until 6 unciae remain and let her take it tomorrow] 30.31- Rv. Dococt [Repeat Decoction] Nov 1 M. Cort Per [uncia]fs [Measure 1/2 uncia Peruvian Bark] 2. M Decoct Per [uncia]vj [Measure 6 unciae Peruvian Decoction] 3. R. Sp. Vitr. gut xx aq.f. [uncia]vj M cap. ad lib. [Recipe. Sulphuric Acid 20 drops. Fountain Water 6 unciae. Mix and let her take it at liberty] 4. R. Cal. gr v pulv. rhae gr xv. f. pil 4- 2 cap.h.s. alt.cr.m [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains Powdered Rhubarb 15 grains make 4 pills. Let her take 2 at bedtime and the others tomorrow morning] 5. fever still tho less 6. R. LL gut xij Aq.f. [uncia]j coch j. cap.q.6th.h. [Recipe. Laudanum 12 drops. Fountain Water 1 uncia. let her take 1 spoonful every 6th hour] 7. R. Decoct Per [uncia]vj ad. cort per pulv. [drachma]j M. cap post febr. coch ij. q.h. [Recipe. Peruvian Decoction 6 unciae. increase Powdered Peruvian Bark by 1 drachma. Mix and let her take it after the fever 2 spoonfuls every hour] 10. Better- but yet feverish and weak. Rv. Decoct Per s.a. cap.cr [Repeat Peruvian Decoction according to art let her take it tomorrow] 12. no fever 13. fever- pain of side returned- M. Emps. Vesic [Mix a Blister Plaster] 17. free from pain- better much- R. Calom gr.v. rhae [scruple]j f. pil. 5. cap iij. h.s. alt. cr. si necs. [Recipe. Calomel 5 grains. Rhubarb 1 scruple. Make 5 pills. let her take 3 at bedtime the others tomorrow if necessary] M. Cort per [drachma]vj- cap.cr [Measure 6 drachmae of Peruvian Bark let her take it tomorrow] 22. Advice Dec 17 M. Pulv. Ipec gr xx cap vesp. [Measure Powdered Ipecac 20 grains let her take it in the evening]- R. Pulv. rhae [scruple]j calom griv. f pil. vj. cap. ij vesp. and mane- [Recipe. Powdered Rhubarb 1 scruple. Calomel 4 grains. Make 6 pills. Let her take 2 in the evening and morning] R. LL. gut xxv Aq.f. [uncia]fs M. cap.h.s. [Recipe. Laudanum 25 drops. Fountain Water 1/2 uncia. Mix and let her take it at bedtime]- R.LL gut 40 Aq.f. [uncia]iij M coch j.cap revers dolor. [Recipe. Laudanum 40 drops. Fountain Water 3 unciae. Mix and let her take 1 spoonful to reverse the pain]
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    The Estate of James Stobo Esq. Dr. to CD 1778 Mar 31 to written advice on the Care of Miss E. Stobo to medicines 2 emetic 3 Cathartic Boluses 16 doses of Tonic powder to form daily tonic draught. Apr. 14 to Cathart Boluses. 3 doses to 24 doses of Tonic powder as before 28. to Cathart Boluses 3 doses to 24 doses of Tonic Powder May 5 At Mr. Stobos to be the above repeated Mr Stobo Messenger having lost the remedies 9. written adice to aperient pills 3 doses to tonic powders s.a. 24 doses 19. to Aper. pills 3 doses to tonic powders 24 doses June 2 16. to Aper pills 3 doses to tonic powdr. 24 doses July 17 to pills and powders as 16 Aug 1 written advice she going to Beaufort to Aper pills 12 doses to tonic powders 96 doses Sept 23 written advice sent to Beaufort Nov 28 to stimulant Cath Pil. 3 dos. Dec 5 Written Advice to a Cathartic Draught to an Antiseptic gargle 11. visit required to a consultation with doctor spend....
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    The Estate of James Stobo Esq. Dr. [Left Column] 1779 Miss E. Stobo cont. Jan 3 to stimul Aper. pills one dose to 12 doses anti bilious laxative pills 29. to advice Feb 9 to an emetic draught 10. to dysenteric dilutions 11. to Cathartic pills 1 dose to anod [anodyne] mixture 6 oz. 12. to Cataplasms stimulant 13. to anod. repeated Advice 16. written advice to Emollient draught to anod. mixt. 6 oz= 6 doses to 8 doses of cooling aperient powders Mar.6 Written Advice to anod mixture as the 16th to 3 doses stimul. aperient pills Ap. 5 to written advice to anod Mixt. as 16 to an emetic to 2 dos Cath Pills to Cort Per [Peruvian Bark] [uncia]j in paper [Right Column] 1779 Miss Jean Stobo Jan 3 Written advice t an emetic to 2 doses stimul. Cath pills to an ammoniac mixture [uncia]x to 3 doses Amod Sudoritic mixture 1779 Jas. Stobo Eqr. Feb 4 Desired his ease to be considered 16. advised in writing to 12 doses mild aperient pills
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    JH. had he any pulmon ect complaint before the Pleur in N.C. last year? no Spitting- the quant a pint forced to rise in bed to expel or suffer and when and from wherein throat [see author note 1] or lungs [see author note 2]what nature [see author note 3] Mucus- sweet or froathy. Spit tremor there when tremor disappeared when did they first appear a [illegible] w. me. how oft. 4 or 5. Hepat[itis] when did it 1st appear Swell of the throat whether Ulcerous [author note 2] from lungs last winter and a little time [illegible] [author note 1] latterly only from throat [author note 3] his breast somet. felt twisted and oppressed then came a prodig. [illegible] from lungs as above-mentioned- it was yellow and not adhesive somet. phlegm. [illegible] for T.D. by D's Letter
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Title:
Medical Journal of Charles Drayton, 1777-1781
Date:
1777, 1781
Description:
Includes details of ailments, treatments and outcomes. Indexed by patient.
Collection:
Drayton Papers, 1701-2004
Contributing Institution:
Drayton Hall: A National Historic Trust Site
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Topical Subject:
Medicine--South Carolina--History
Language:
English
Shelving Locator:
MSS 0152, Box 1 Folder 10
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
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