Dr. Almon's Eye Remedy

[ Dr. Almon's Eye Remedy ] Rebecca Byles Almon

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Contributor Role
Author
Contributor Name
Rebecca Byles Almon

Date: 1789/10/10

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
poor eyes

Ingredients
white vitriol
clear water

Places
Boston
Halifax
America

Source: Almon Family Fonds
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Reference: Microfilm Reel 807

Description

 

Recommendations for an eye remedy included in a letter from Rebecca Almon (daughter of Rev. Dr. Mather Byles and wife of Dr. William James Almon, Halifax) to Mrs Byles, Boston, 10 Oct 1789. Series A 1993 35 D.


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[...] give my Duty to my Aunt Polly
tell her I have consulted the Doctor about her Eyes, & he thinks
that about [10?] grains of white vitriol dissolved in eight spoonful
of clear Water, and to wash her eyes with it occassionaly would
be of great service to her. Mr. Mrs. Cummins are well & gay [...]