A Receipt for a Fever

[ A Receipt for a Fever ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Date: 1815/01/01

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
fever

Ingredients
nitre
camphor
cochineal
saffron

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

Recipe and instructions for a fever tonic.


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Transcription

A Receipt for a Fever to mix
Together put in a Bottle & ten Grains
to be taken if the Fever runs high
every 3 or 4 hours.
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2 Onces of Nitre
½ Dram of Camphor
1 Grain of Cochineal
5 Grains of Saffron
 

Annotations
Nitre
Potassium nitrate in mineral form, known also as saltpeter or saltpetre. (Also niter)
Cochineal
A red dye derived from insects of the same name.