[ Dr. Wyer's and Theodore Mayerne's Treatment for Eruptions ] 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
Remedies 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.
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
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__