Cure of Cancer

[ Cure of Cancer ] Dr. William James Almon

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Dr. William James Almon
Contributor Role
Author
Contributor Name
Cornelius C. Cuyler

Date: Recorded 1815 or later.

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
cancer
ulcers

Ingredients
narrow leaved dock root
dock root
soft water
water
liquor
tea
port wine
honey

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia
Poughkeepsie
New York
America

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

A recipe from Cornelius Cuyler, Pastor of the Reformed Church in Poughkeepsie, New York specifying dock root used in the treatment of cancerous ulcers, p. 265.


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                                Cure of Cancer
Narrow leaved
dock root, used
as a Cure for the
Cancer_ certified
By Corn. C. Cuyler
Pastor of the
Reformed Church
at Poughkeepsie
State NYork
1815.

Take narrow leaved Dock root, boil it in soft water, wash
the ulcer with the strong decoction warm as it can
be borne, fill the cavity with liquor the liquor for two minutes
then scrape the hulk of the root, bruise it fine, put it on
gauze, and lay it over part of the ulcer, dip a linnin Cloth
in the decoction and put that over the gauze; repeat this
three times in twenty four hours; and at each time let
the Patient take a wine glass full of the tea made of the
Root with one third of a glass of Port wine sweetened
with honey

Annotations
Corn. C. Cuyler
Cornelius Cuyler served as pastor to the Reformed Church at Poughkeepsie from 1809 to 1833.