To Preserve the Face from Being Deformed by the Small-Pox

[ To Preserve the Face from Being Deformed by the Small-Pox ]

Date: Published sometime in 1791. | 1791/01/01 to 1791/12/31

Publication Format
Print

Type
Cosmetic
Medicine

Symptoms
small pox

Ingredients
pomatum
almond oil
spermaceti
virgin's wax
damask rose water
feather

Places
Nova Scotia

Source: Nova Scotia Calender, or an Almanack [...] by Metonicus
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Reference: AK.AY.N85M / No Microfilm Available

Description

A concoction applied to prevent smallpox scarring.


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Transcription

     To preserve the Face from being de-
            formed by the Small-pox.

        Take and ounce and a half of po-
matum; of oil of almonds, one
ounce; of spermaceti and virgin’s 
wax, of each three drachms; of
damask rose water, one ounce; set
them all together over the fire, and
as soon as they are melted, take them
off, let them stand then till they are
cold, then make a hole, and drain
out the water, and with a leather
anoint the patient’s face.