[ Cure from Mr. Glennie ] Dr. William James Almon
Date: Late 18th century; exact date unknown.
Source: Manuscript Notebook of Dr. William James Almon
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Almon Family Fonds | Reference: MG 1 / Microfilm Reel 10,045
A recipe to treat gout and rheumatism with alkali dissolved in water, p. 259.
Dissolve about two ounces of the Mineral Alkali in about
a quart of Water_ Take a wine glassful of the solution
four or five times [
...] in twenty four hours_. The Alkali
substance forms a mild compound with the redundant
phosphoric acid in the habit, which is carried off by the
Ordinary Evacuations, removing thereby insensibly the
pain of the Gout or Rheumatism in a few days.