Dr Charles Blick’s Receipt for Rough or Scorbutick Hands

[ Dr Charles Blick’s Receipt for Rough or Scorbutick Hands ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Contributor Role
Author
Contributor Name
Dr. Charles Blick

Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
rough hands
scorbutic hands

Ingredients
brandy
lemon juice
lemon
water
warm water
oatmeal
gruel
Gowland's lotion

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 remedy and instructions for treating rough hands.


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Transcription

Dr. Charles Blicks receipt for

rough or scorbutick Hands

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Equal parts of brandy & Lemon

Juice wash them or bathe with it

at night wash them in warm

water, use no soap oatmeal or

gruel is better -- & now & then

use Gowlands lotion

Annotations
Gowlands lotion
Austenland notes John Corry’s description of the caustic lotion developed in 1743, which included mercuric chloride: “There the lotion of Gowland that flays Ladies faces/ Distorting the features of our Modern Graces.”