Dr. Wyer's and Theodore Mayerne's Treatment for Eruptions

[ Dr. Wyer's and Theodore Mayerne's Treatment for Eruptions ] 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
Cosmetic
Medicine

Symptoms
inflamed face
pimples
scabbing
dry scale
white heads

Ingredients
red speedwell
veronica rubra
brandy

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia
Scotland
Great Britain
Geneva
France

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

RemediesĀ for treating an inflamed faced with sever acne from Dr. Wyer of Cambridge MA and renowned Genevan physician Theodore Mayerne, who treated French and English royalty, p. 19.


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Eruptions

Doctor Wyer has found great service from the use of [Ungl].

[nutrit]: in cases of scabby Eruptions of the face [etc.]

The Family of Lord Maxwell were subject to an inflam-

ed face, sometimes purple, sometimes scarlet, and often

coverd with pimples; these uunsually went off in [scurf]:

sometimes in a thin round, dry scale; and sometimes

(especially after eating anything high seasoned) they

rose to a white head. There were sometimes also when

they swelled under the skin, became large, and hard

and were obliged to be opened with a lancet.

after almost every Medicine had been tried: Sir Theodore

Mayerne cured his patient with Red. Speedwell,

or Veronica [Rubra]= it is given in Decoction, and or

infused in brandy__

Annotations
Doctor Wyer
The Medical Communications of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Vol. 1, 59 Article 5 (1808) identifies a "late Dr. Edward Wyer as Fellow of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and Physician at Halifax, Nova Scotia."
Mayerne
Sir Theodore Mayerne (1573-1655) was a Genevan physician trained at Montpellier University. A Hugenot and disciple of Paracelsus, Mayerne treated royalty in France as well as Great Britain.