A Cure for Corns

[ A Cure for Corns ] Handley Chipman

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Author
Contributor Name
Handley Chipman

Date: Written sometime in 1776. | 1776/01/01 to 1776/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
corns

Ingredients
hot water
houseleek
ground ivy
purslain
vinegar
diachylon
gum ammoniacum

Places
Nova Scotia

Source: Handley Chipman's Notes, Vol. 2
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Chipman Family Papers | Reference: MG Vol. 218 / Microfilm Reel 10,154

Description

A method of treating corns with soaking and the application of plant leaves or an adhesive plaster, No. 104, p. 62.


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                     A Cure for Corns, 
The whole cure consists in Softning the Corns, 
by Repeated washings of the feet in pretty hot
water, then in Cutting them when soft^ened with a
penknife or scissars, without wounding the Sound
parts, and next in applying a Leaf of house:
:Leek, of ground ivy or of purslain dipt in
Vinegar, upon the part, or he that has corns
may apply a plaister of Simple diachylon, or
Of Gum ammoniacum softened in Vinigar,

Annotations
Leek
The succulent houseleek is a sempervivum used to treat skin disorders and diarrhea.
Diachylon
An adhesive plaster made from oil and a variety of plants. Now commonly referred to as lead plaster.