[ A Popular Remedy for the Rheumatism ] Dr. William James Almon
Date: Late eighteenth century; exact date unknown. | 1780/01/01 to 1800/01/01
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 for treating rheumatism overlaid with a newspaper clipping, p. 156.
A Popular Remedy for the Rheumatism
Sulphur of Antimony six
g[r]ains mix them together
and [chord] into six [Bons]--
One to be taken every Morning in [threw] Mouth --
Take a common Bottle of mustard, salt one handful mix in a bottle
in a gill of spirits, mix the whole together [& rub] the part
affected with it. If the parts swell add one drachm Sugar
[...] He considered the oper
-ations of death upon his system as coeval with
the disease; and several hours before his death,
after repeated efforts to be understood, succeeded
in expressing a desire that he might be permitted
to die without further interruption.
During the short period of his illness, he econ-
omized his time, in the arrangement of such few
concerns as required his attention, with the ut-
most serenity; and anticipated his approaching
Dissolution with every demonstration of that equa-
nimity, for which his whole life has been so uni-
formly and singularly conspicuous.
JAMES CRAIK, Attending Phys’n.
ELISHA C. DICK, Consulting Phys’n.