Stearns, Samuel, 1747-1809. Medical notebook of Samuel Stearns, circa 1773. H MS b1.1, Countway Library of Medicine.

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Notebook containing descriptions of various diseases and medical conditions and recommended treatments collected by New England physician Samuel Stearns (1747-1809) in circa 1773. There are entries in alphabetical order including instructions on preventing abortion (miscarriage), setting fractures, and for treating melancholy, taken sometimes from the published works of other physicians, such as Richard Brookes (1721-1763), whose prescription for cancer Stearns transcribed. The notebook is dated 1773 and may have been intended for publication as part of a medical dispensatory Stearns was attempting to compile, beginning in 1772. As part of his efforts, Stearns traveled to hear medical lectures in North America, England, Scotland, Ireland, and France. The volume bears the locations including London, England; Québec, Canada; and Pembroke, New Hampshire, on the title page and flyleaf.

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Salivation or Apophlegmatizantia

Salivating Medicines are Tobacco, Pillitory of Spain Rad. Angel. Zedoary & Myrrh these being Chewed will Cause the Spittle to flow.

A Salivation by Mercurials may be Raised thus viz. by Merc. dulc. given at proper entervals or by Merc. Ung applied externally

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Scald head See Itch

Scabby Eruptions or Sore Heads in Children

See Crusta Lactea

Sciatica

This is a fixed pain in the Joint of the Hip if the Pain Moves downward 'tis a Sign tis going off. Bleed in the Anele and give a Cathart. Rx. Merc. emet. flav. gr. vj. Pulv. Ipeca. gr. xiij. Cons. Flor. Anthos. q. s. pro bolus After the Opperation Rx Sal. Volat. Succin Cast. aa gr. vj. Extract. thebaic gr. j. Cons. [?]ujul. dr. ss. Ol. Anthos. gut. j. Syr. Carioph. q. s. F. Bolus Hora somnie sumend. cum haust. Sequent. Rx Aq. Alexet. Simp. oz. iij. Syr. Croc. oz. ss. Spt. lav. C. dr. ss. M. F. Haustus. Apply ye following Rx. Sem. Sinap. lb. ss. Piper. Zinzib. aa dr. j. Oxymel. Simp pro Cataplasm

Scotomia

This is a high Degree of the Vertigo. in which the Patient is Seized with a Dimness of Sight and falls Down in a fitt

See Virtego

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Scalds

See Burns

Scirrheous Liver

The Regimen ought to be the same as in Cancerous and Scrophulous Constitutions or in the Jaundice or Hipochondriac affection

Cure Bleed if the Patients Strength will admit of it and give proper Detergents Use emollient liniments and ye following Plaister Rx. Empl. diachyl. C. qm de Cicut. cum Ammoniacum de. ran. cum Mercurio è Cymen aa dr. ij Camph dr. j. Ol. Succ dr. j. f Empl. Internally Ethiops Min. gm Ammoniae Meleped. ppt. Cinab. Antimo. Succin. Camph. any of these are good Emollient Baths & Fomentations are of great Service if these fail a Salivation is proper

& Tumour

These Tumours are Cured as Cancerous Tumors are which see

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Scrophulous Tumour

See Kings Evil

Scurvy

Canella alb. Buck Beans Garlic, Horse radish Water Sem. Sinapois Succ. Aurantio. Cort. peruv. Wood Sorrel Scurvy Grass Spt. Salt Comp. horse Radish Water Scorbutic Diet Drink Antiscorbutic Infus. Scorbutic Juices Elix stomach Elix Vit. Elix propriet. cum acid Scorbutic Whey Steel Pills & Chalybeats Tar pills Tar Water Bitter Infusions Salt of many Virtues Tinct. Rhei amara acid Elect. Tinct. saccra Stomach. Pills

Senses disordered

The Senses may be disordered by Various things as by falls hurts Blows Excesive eating and drinking an Obstruction in the Circulation of the Blood by Cronic and Accute Diseases &c

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Serpigo

This is a Tetter or Ring Worm. See Tetters & Ring Worms.

Shingles See Zona Ignea & Herpes

Sleep want of

To procure Sleep. Syr wild popies Liq. laud. Thebaic Tinct. Thebaic Extract. [Lond?] Philonium Storax Pills all Compositions of Opium.

& Sleepiness

Sharp Glysters & Blisters are good Cataplasms must be laid to the Soles of the Feet they should be made of Herrings or Horse Radish. Bleed if there is a plethora and Relax the Intestines.

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