[ Receipt for Killing Rats ] Dr. William James Almon
Source: Manuscript Notebook of Dr. William James Almon
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Almon Family Fonds | Reference: MG 1 / Microfilm Reel 10,045
A recipe promising to kill even numerous rats that was purchased by the Dublin Society in 1783, p. 130. The recipe also appears in The Bee, or Literary Intelligencer, Volume 3, 1791, p.178.
Take 1 quart of Oatmeal, 4 drops of oil of Rhodium, 1 Grain of Mush
2 Nuts of Nux Vomica powdered, Mix the whole together, and place
it where the Rats frequent: continue to do so while they eat it, and
it will soon destroy them, be they ever so numerous