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Chicago, Dec 26th 1856 Dear Aunt Aris, There is no doubt that your trouble is rheumatic. Dr Andrews [illegible] and that you take the following prescription

"Take Bicarbonate of soda 2 oz " " " potash 2. oz. " Dissolve them in a pint " of water (snow water) and " Take a tablespoonful 6 times " a day (every 4 hours) -------------------------------------------------- Take aqua ammonia four ounces add twice as much water. - with this wet a cloth [illegible] [illegible] square and wear it [crossed out][illegible][/crossed out] [inserted]near[/inserted] the skin over the region.

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Region affected - renewing the wetting several times a day. -------------------------- Keep in the house near the stove - and in a dry atmosphere. --------------------------- [underline]Eat no meat[/underline] --------------------------- I hope to hear that you are well [illegible] Jan [illegible]. --- Even if the rheumatism remains only in the joints the soda and potash will afford relief. - The ammonia is better than mustard. Yours [illegible] [illegible] soon to you all Bob

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