A Receipt for the Whooping Cough

[ A Receipt for the Whooping Cough ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins

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

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
whooping cough

Ingredients
cantharides
paregoric elixir
simple tincture of bark
emetics

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 recipe for a whooping cough remedy, including instructions for children.


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Transcription

A receipt for the Whooping Cough
___________________________
½ an once of Cantharides
{...} ¼ Paragoric Elixir
¼ once Simple Tincture of Bark
1 once & ½ Simple tincture of Bark
____________________________
35 drops 3 times a day for a Child
a Year Old. 160 or a desert spoonful
for a Child 4 or 5 Years Old
It is necessary that 2 or 3 Emetics
be given previous to this receipt
 

Annotations
Cantharides
A traditional apothecary medicine also known as Spanish fly.
Paragoric Elixir
An opium derivative used to treat diarrhea, coughs, and pain. (Also Paregoric)