For Fumigating Infectious Rooms / Bowels Effected

[ For Fumigating Infectious Rooms / Bowels Effected ] 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
Household
Medicine

Symptoms
disordered bowels

Ingredients
magnesium
rhubarb
ginger
brandy
water

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

Recommendations for using Dr. Carmichael Smyth's solution for fumigating rooms followed by a recipe for treating bowel disorders.


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Doctor Carmicheal Smyths
Nitrous acid may be procur d
at every Druggists for Fumigating
Infectious Rooms & shd not be 
                    Omitted
             Bowels effected
½ an once Magnesia
½ ditto Rhubarb.
½ ditto ... ginger
pound or grind the Ginger & mix
altogether. Take a tea spoonful in a
glass of Brandy & water. About a desert [spoonful]
 

Annotations
Doctor Carmicheal Smyth
(Also Smith) Likely the London physician John M. Scudder describes as devising a disinfecting agent around 1790 (The Eclectic Medical Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1, 1878, p. 35). See also Joseph Jones, M.D., Medical and Surgical Memoirs Vol. 3, Part 2. (New Orleans, 1890).