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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White Swellings

These are swellings of the Joints and are of the Strumas Kind.

Lay on a [?] of Red Lead and Bole The Internal Medicines must be the same as in the Kings Evil.

Wind Colic See Colic Flatulent.

Whitloe

Catapl. ad Paronychiam R Yeolk of an egg Rosin. Com. q. s. Bals. peru gut. vij. m.

See Boil.

Wind-Pipe

Worms

Savin Tansy Wormseed Powdered Fin Merc. dulc. Second Cath. bolus Sugard Merc. Laxat. Merc Pll Worm Powder Purging Ditto Ol. Absenth. essent. Pulv. Anthelmint. Pulv. Vermifug. Purgans Rx. Rhei dr. iij. Scamony Calom. aa dr. j. Dos. dr. ss Pulv. Vermifugus Rx. Flor & Worm seed aa dr. iij Sal. Mart. dr. j. m. Dos. dr. ss. twice a Day. Pulv. Anthelminticus. Rx. Pulv. Vermifug. s. j. Ethiop. min. gr. 10. m. Syr. Sacch. q. s. f. Dos. in Mane. give a Purge every 5th Day.

Whitloe See Wind Colic

Rad. Rhei Jalap Calomel aa m in Sacch. Spum. Exhib. f. dosib. as big pea at Night Repeat 'till it opperates This is Dr Israel Greens Worm Powder

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Yaws

The Yaws is a Distemper endemical to Guinea and the Hoter Climates in Africa, all are liable to it but more especially Childhood or Youth

When you are Convinced a patient has got the Yaws Rx. Flor. Sulph. s. j. Camph. in Spt. Vin. Solut. Gr v. Theriac Androm. dr. j. Syr. Croci. q. s. M. F. Bolus hora Somni Sumend Repeat this every Night 'till the Yaws come to their Heighth that is when they nither increase in Size nor Number then put the patient into a Gentle Salivation by Merc. dulc and Continue it pro re nata.

Zona ignea or Shingles

When a Malignant Herpes Seizes the Breast and Precordia and incircles the Body like a Belt of a Hands Breadth it is called Zona ignea or the Shingles This may arise from an Ulcer of the Leg's being ill Cured For the Cure See Herpes

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INDEX MEDICAMENTORUM

Acacia Germanica Acetum distillatum [Acetum] Lithargyrites [Acetum] Rosaceum [Acetum] Rutaceum [Acetum] Sambucinum [Acetum] Scilliticum Adeps Preparatus Aeruginis preparito Aethiops Mineralis Alcohol vini Aloe preparata Alumen Ustum Amalgama Jovis Ammoni. Gm. prep. Antihect. Poterii Antim. prep. [Antim.] Diaph. [Antim.] dulc. [Antim.] Nitratum Apes ppt. Aq. Absinth. C. [Aq.] Alexiteria [Aq. Alexiteria] Simplex

Aq. Absinth. Alexit. Spt. [Aq. Absinth. Alexit.] Spt. Acido [Aq.] Aluminosa [Aq. Aluminosa] Bateana [Aq.] Anthi Sem. [Aq.] Angelic [Aq.] Anis. Sem. Comp. [Aq.] Antihysterica [Aq.] Artemsie [Aq.] Aromatica [Aq.] benedicta [Aq. benedicta] Comp. [Aq.] Brionia Composita [Aq.] Calcis [Aq. Calcis] Simplex [Aq. Calcis] Minus Comp. [Aq. Calcis] Majus Comp. [Aq.] Cardui Benedicti [Aq. Cardui Benedicti] Sem. [Aq.] Cardamomi [Aq.] Carui Sem. [Aq.] Castorei [Aq.] Ceratorum Nigrorum [Aq.] Chamemeli [Aq.] Cin. Simplex

Aq. Cin. Spt. [Aq. Cin. Spt.] cum Vino [Aq. Cin. Spt.] sine Vino [Aq.] Cort. Aurant. [Aq. Cort. Aurant.] Simp. [Aq. Cort. Aurant.] Spt. [Aq.] Epidemic [Aq.] Feniculi [Aq.] Fortis [Aq. Fortis] Comp. [Aq. Fortis] duplex [Aq. Fortis] simplex [Aq.] Hordeata [Aq.] Hyssop [Aq.] Junip. Comp. [Aq.] Melisse [Aq.] Menthe [Aq. Menthe] Piperitidis Simp. [Aq. Menthe Piperitidis] Spt. [Aq. Menthe] Vulgar simp. [Aq.] Mirabilis [Aq.] Nucis Moschatae [Aq.] Ohthalmica [Aq.] Petrosaline Comp.

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Index Medicamentorum

Aq. Phagedenicae [Aq.] Picea [Aq.] Piperis Jamaicensis [Aq.] Penie Comp. [Aq.] Pulegii [Aq. Pulegii] Simplex [Aq. Pulegii] Spt. [Aq.] Ruphani Comp. [Aq.] Regia Hung. [Aq.] Rosarum [Aq. Rosarum] Damas. [Aq.] Rute [Aq.] Sabine [Aq.] Sambuci Flor [Aq.] Sapphirina [Aq.] Styptica [Aq.] Sulphurata [Aq.] Theriacalis [Aq.] Vitriolica cerulea [Aq. Vtriolica] Camph. Aquila alba. Argent. viv. purificatio Asafetid purificat. Aurum Mosaicum [Aurum] Musivum Axungie Porcine Curatio [Axungie] Viperine Curatio

Bals. anodynum [Bals.] ad Apoplecticos [Bals.] Guaicinum [Bals.] Guidonis [Bals.] Locatelli [Bals.] Saponaceum [Bals.] Succini [Bals.] Sulph. Anis. [Bals.] Barbadense [Bals.] Crassum [Bals.] Juniperatum [Bals.] Simplex [Bals.] Succinatum [Bals.] Terebinthinat. [Bals.] Terebinthine [Bals.] Traumatic [Bals.] Viride [Bals.] Universale Bezoar Lapidis prep. Bezoardicum Joviale [Bezoardicum] Minerale Bolus Armena ppt. Antidysentericus Bolus Alexiterius [Bolus] è Castorius [Bolus] Diaphoret. [Bolus] Diureticus

Bolus Guaiacinus [Bolus] Jalappe cum Merc. [Bolus] Mercurialis [Bolus] Pectoralis [Bolus] Rhei cum Merc. [Bolus] Theriacalus Bufo Preparatus Butyrum Antimo. Cataminaris Lap. ppt. Calomelis Calx Antimonii [Calx] Jovis [Calx] Mercurii Cataplasma Aromat. [Cataplasma] Camphroat. [Cataplasma] e Cynino [Cataplasma] discutiam [Cataplasma] emolliens [Cataplasma] maturam [Cataplasma] Stomachicum [Cataplasma] Suppurans Causticum Antimo [Causticum] Commune Fortis [Causticum Commune] Mitius [Causticum] Lunare [Causticum] Potentiale

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HARVARD MEDICAL LIBRARY

RÖNTGEN

THE LLOYD E. HAWES COLLECTION IN THE HISTORY OF RADIOLOGY

COUNTWAY LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

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