A Good Plaister

[ A Good Plaister ] 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

Ingredients
beeswax
diachylon
sweet oil
honey
leather

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 plaster applied with leather strips.


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         A Good Plaister

2 Onces Bees Wax   3 dit
Diachylon sliced into a quarter
of a pint of sweet Oil with 2
Spoonfuls of Honey melt over
a slow fire. Stir it with a stick
Till Cold- spread upon thin
Leather. If it draws too much
leave out the Honey which
you had better not put in

2 Crovals
2 [Shirls]
2 Hands

until you try the other ingredients
 

Annotations
Diachylon
An adhesive plaster made from oil and a variety of plants. Now commonly referred to as lead plaster.