For Nervous Complaints

[ For Nervous Complaints ] William Booth

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
William Booth
Contributor Role
Other
Contributor Name
Dr. George Drummond

Date: 1789/02/13

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Ingredients
essence of peppermint
water
best water

Places
Shelburne
Nova Scotia

Source: William Booth Diary
Institution: Acadia University Archives | Source Origin: William R. Moore Collection | Sublocation: William Booth diary (20 January 1789-24 March 1789). | Reference: Accession 1971.001-MRE/2

Description

These instructions appear in diary entries that span several months of treatments for Booth's wife, Hannah (Proudfoot) Booth. She died 22 February 1789. In  letters dated 23 February 1789, Booth attributed her death to a "nervous fever" (William Booth, Remarks and Rough Memorandums: Captain William Booth, Corps of Royal Engineers, Shelburne, Nova Scotia 1787, 1789, edited by Eleanor Robertson Smith, Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society, 2008, pp. 35-36). 


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Febr 13th: Thick Atmosphere and snow,

falling moderately ---

Thaw in the afternoon ---

Dr. Drummond brought some Essence

of Peppermint 3 Drops of which would make

a large Glass - 'tis to be mixt wth the best water

and a little sugar - good for nervous complaints 

and has recommended it to Mrs Booth ---

Lent the doctor 1st Vol: Watson's Chemical

Essays.