Cure in Scurvy

[ Cure in Scurvy ] Dr. William James Almon

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Dr. William James Almon

Date: Late 18th century; exact date unknown.

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
leg swelling
edema
scurvy
lack of strength
diathesis

Ingredients
lemon
saline
cream of tartar
horse radish

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia

Source: Manuscript Notebook of Dr. William James Almon
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Almon Family Fonds | Reference: MG 1 / Microfilm Reel 10,045

Description

Recommendations for treating scurvy when no lemons are available, p. 64.


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Transcription

There are three Indications of Cure in Scurvy,

  1. Correcting the putrid Diathesis
  2. In restoring the strength of the Patient
  3. To palliate the Symptoms

The Haust. Saline in a state of fermentation is
much recommended by Dr. Saunders in this
Disease__ but as a Lemon cannot always be
had he advises to effervise Cream Tartar with
an Alkali _ this throws out much fixed
Air and upon this principle it does good
in these cases _
A Fotus of Horse Reddish is good in edematous
swelling of the Legs of scrobutic patients _

Annotations
Diathesis
A tendency or predisposition.
Haust.
Abbreviation for the Latin "Haustus," meaning a draught.