Dr Charles Blick's Receipt for Hands Sore Habitually

[ Dr Charles Blick's Receipt for Hands Sore Habitually ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Contributor Role
Author
Contributor Name
Dr. Charles Blick

Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
sore hands

Ingredients
brandy
lemon juice
Gowland's lotion

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia

Source: Manuscript Notebook of Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: MacDonald Family Fonds | Reference: MG 1 No. 1 / Microfilm Reel 10,618

Description

A remedy to soothe sore hands.


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Transcription

Dr Charles Blicks Receipt for 
Hands sore habitually
Equal parts of brandy & Limmen
Juice rub them with it night & Morn.
& occasionally with Gowlands Lotion.
 

Annotations
Gowlands Lotion
Austenland notes John Corry’s description of the caustic lotion developed in 1743, which included mercuric chloride: “There the lotion of Gowland that flays Ladies faces/ Distorting the features of our Modern Graces.”