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Benjamin Coles commonplace book

Identifier: MSS 2/041
Scope and Contents "Anthropologica nova seu liber medicus manualis, scrip[si]t. Binj. Coles, G. Fosters, 8 Septem[be]r. 1735."

Contains 171 entries including definitions, medical recipes, and prescriptions for ailments, diseases, and pregnancy. Occasional entries concern matters of materia medica or natural history.
Dates: circa 1730s

Benjamin Rush letter to Mr. Mulford

Identifier: MSS 2/323
Scope and Contents The collection consists of an autographed letter signed, 14 Oct. 1808, from physician Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813, to a Mr. Mulford. The letter is a prescription sent or given to Mr. Mulford, who was suffering from an ailment affecting his lungs. The letter lists guidelines to follow regarding nutrition, exercise, dress, and sleep. It also recommends bloodletting and blistering in the event of chest pain or heavy coughing.
Dates: 1808-10-14

George B. Green receipt [recipe] book

Identifier: MSS 2/057
Scope and Contents One volume of remedies and recipes compiled by George B. Green, 1823-1862, with notes on sources of information or use of recipes. Includes recipes for medical ailments such as croup, hydrophobia, and dysentery, and household substances such as varnish, shoe polish, and ink. Several remedies prescribed by Vermont physician E. E. Phelps for Mrs. George B. Green. Newspaper clippings and other printed items laid in.One-volume daybook of farm and personal accounts, 1852- June...
Dates: 1823 - 1862

Henry Bond manuscript on prescriptions

Identifier: 10a 48
Scope and Contents One volume (169 pages) containing prescriptions and some household formulae at end. Flyleaf is dated 1815 and bottom entry on p.88 is dated 21 Aug. 1826. Includes references to Drs. Borrows, Samuel Jackson, Physick, Ferriar, et al.
Dates: 1815-1825

Henry Knox Stratford formulary

Identifier: MSS 2/279
Scope and Contents Volume of undated medical and household recipes of eclectic physician with miscellaneous cash accounts and chronological list of obstetrical cases, 1855-1868. Includes one folder of supplementary material, ca. 1874-1890.
Dates: 1855 - 1890; Majority of material found within 1855 - 1868

James Snow medical notebook

Identifier: MSS 2/245
Scope and Contents Contains James R. Snow’s prescriptions and recipes for common ailments and notes on lectures of Austin Flint on practice of medicine and Frank Hastings Hamilton on surgery from the Medical Dept. of University of Buffalo, circa 1848.
Dates: circa 1848

John Dauntesey recipe book

Identifier: MSS 2/070
Scope and Contents Volume contains recipes, manuscript copies of printed medical and chemical works, and genealogical information, 16521683. Volume contains recipes and prescriptions in English and Latin, in various hands, on pages 110 and 111212. There are several references to James Blackburn, who may have owned or compiled the volume originally, then given it to John Dauntesey in 1652. Several prescriptions are specifics against plague. Pages 11100 contain manuscript copy of works printed in London in...
Dates: 1652 - 1683

Joseph Hartshorne casebook

Identifier: MSS 2/038-01
Scope and Contents Records of Hartshorne’s practice in Philadelphia from Jan. to Mar., 1828. Each entry describes the patient’s symptoms or ailment with some background information, then lists Hartshorne’s prescription or treatment.

Index to patient names is included.
Dates: 1828

Parkinson's Disease prescription

Identifier: MSS 392
Content Description This collection consists of a prescription for Parkinson's disease treatment, in French, written in Paris on 4 May 1877, presumably by Dr. J. M. Charcot. The name "Dr. Seguin" also appears. A typescript copy, translated into English, is available.
Dates: 4 May 1877

Perley Barker casebook

Identifier: MSS 2/063
Scope and Contents Volume documents Perley Newel Barker’s medical practice in Troy, Pa., and Bradford County area, 18971903. Entries list patient’s name, age, notes on examination, and prescription; many cases have followup notes. Letters, 1897, from physicians Edward Jackson and Willis T. Davison inserted in volume on page 70.
Dates: 1897 - 1903