[ Dr Potter's Receipt for Rheumatism ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.
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
A recipe and instructions for a rheumatism medicine.
Dr Potters Receipt for Rheumatism
1 dram of Gum Guaiacum dissolved
in any mucilage such a Barley Water
or Linseed tea Taken at night it will
produce 2 or 3 motions - with the
addition of 5 grains of Sal C. C.
it will promote a pirsperation
without preventing its opiration.
All acrid sweats have been provd
hurtful & when they are forced
the Mildest only should be
employed - sweating is of more
service in the Chronic Rheumatism
Man in the Acute
Nitre in the propertion of two drams
To 2 pints of sage-tea & given to the
Quantity of 9 pints a day has
Sometimes carried off the attack
A mistake I think
in the quantity orderd