Camphorated Eye Water

[ Camphorated Eye Water ] 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
inflamed eyes

Ingredients
camphor
spirits of wine
water
boiling 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

Instructions for a solution used to reduce eye inflammation.


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Camphorated Eye Water

1 dram of Camphor 20 drops of spirits
of wine, rub them together until the
Camphor becomes a powder then add
a pint of boiling water, strain it through
linen & bottle it up.
If the Eyes are inflam’d add equal parts
of the above & spirit of Mindererus &
bathe the Eyes 3 or 4 times a day
 

Annotations
spirit of Mindererus
A solution of ammonium acetate and alcohol usually used to treat fever.