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Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Rush medical casebook, 1811-1812

 Item — Box 3: Series 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents In the casebook, Rush provided brief histories for his treatment of about 75 individuals. Entries generally included the year, patient's name, presented medical issue, dates of treatment, prescriptions applied, pulses noted, and the progression or resolution of the problem. Rheumatism was the most common complaint, along with dropsy (edema), pneumonia, diarrhea, and mania. Among the other illnesses listed were palsy (paralysis), fever, typhus, epilepsy, consumption, scurvy, hydrothorax,...
Dates: 1811-1812

Horatio Gates (New York) letter to Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia), 1803 August 8

 Item — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Gates indicates that he will try the remedies Rush suggested. He believes that England is likely to become a despotism, and notes that there is a rumor in New York City that England will defeat America's treaty with France regarding Louisiana.

Dates: 1803 August 8

Timothy Pickering (Washington [D.C.]) letter to Benjamin Rush (n. p.), 1808 November 17

 Item — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 14
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Pickering describes symptoms for which he would like Rush's treatment advice. Includes Rush's own notes regarding two prescriptions he advised.

Dates: 1808 November 17