For Shortness of Breath

[ For Shortness of Breath ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Contributor Role
Author
Contributor Name
Mr. Cartwright

Date: Recorded sometime in 1818. | 1818/01/01 to 1818/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
shortness of breath

Ingredients
iron
myrrh

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 surgeon's remedy for shortness of breath.


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Transcription

Pills of Iron & Myrrh       2 drams
Make 20 pills of which take
2 or 3 twice a day Morning & Night
                 Mr Cartright.
                  operating Surgeon Mid. Hos.
for Shortness of Breath           1818

Annotations
Mr Cartright
Sir Erasmus Wilson’s The History of the Middlesex Hospital During the First Century of Its Existence notes that in 1806 a Mr. Cartwright was elected assistant operating surgeon of the hospital. Later in his residency, he opened a venereal disease ward.