A Receipt for the Consumption

[ A Receipt for the Consumption ]

Date: Circa 1790. | 1790/01/01 to 1790/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
consumption

Ingredients
wild cherry bark
lowland beech
toddy
tea

Places
Nova Scotia

Source: Cornwallis Account Book
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Reference: MG3 Vol. 116 / Microfilm Reel 12,259

Description

Instructions for treating consumption with a decoction of wild cherry and beech.


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A Receit for the consumption

take the Bark of the small wild
Cherry tree, and of the Low Land bea[ch]
tree (not butter wood) equal quantities
of which make a strong decoction
give a pint thereof per day in
several portions or more if the
stomach will bear it and Render it most
palatable it may be mixed with a
Littlle weak toddy or tea as may be
most agreeable to the patient
and although a few days use it
ocasion sensible alterations for the
better in the Afflicted person yet this
course of drinking must be persisted
in for at least three months to
Render the Cure effectual