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1773 Home Remedy Recipe

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Title

1773 Home Remedy Recipe

Subject

Early Medicine
USI.5c VS.4e

Description

In this document, a friend of Robert Harris prescribes him to make a pill using household ingredients that he believes will break his fever. These ingredients include "casteel soap, brown sugar, and rhuberd." He also recommends a liquid cure to take in the evenings consisting of six grains of black snake root powder and honey. If the recipe does not work after a few days, he tells him to vomit again.

Source

Louisa County Historical Society Archives

Publisher

Louisa County Historical Society

Date

October 17, 1773

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Type

Document

Identifier

054_2008_818_2

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