Cure for a Person Bit by a Mad Dog

[ Cure for a Person Bit by a Mad Dog ] Dr. Mead

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Contributor Role
Author
Contributor Name
Dr. Mead

Date: 1771/03/26

Publication Format
Print

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
dog bite

Ingredients
liverwort
black pepper
cow's milk

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia

Source: Nova Scotia Gazette and the Weekly Chronicle
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Nova Scotia Newspapers on Microfilm | Reference: Microfilm Reels 8155, 8156, 8158

Description

This remedy recommends both the ingestion of a medicine and a cold bath. Vol. 1, No. 30. Microfilm Reel 990.


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Cure for a Person bit by a Mad
Dog
. By Dr. MEAD.
TAKE of ash-coloured
     ground liverwort two
ounces, black pepper one
ounce; beat them together
into a powder. Let the pa-
tient be blooded nine or ten
ounces; and afterwards take
a dram and a half of the 
powder every morning fast-
ing, for four mornings succes-
sively, in half a pint of cows-
milk warm. After these four
doses are taken, the patient
must go into the cold bath, 
or a cold spring, or river fast-
ing, for a month: he must be
dipped all over, but not stay
in (with his head above wa-
ter) longer than half a minute, 
if the water be very cold: af-
ter this, he must go in three
times a week for a fortnight
longer.