Lansingburgh (Troy), N. Y. 1849-50. Manuscript. 8vo. 190 x 150 mm. (7 1/2 x 6 inches). 24 leaves. Later marbled paper wrappers. Very legible hand.
Meticulously prepared series of medical receipts written in a clear hand and signed by Robert T. Van Deusen of Rensselaer County, New York and dated 1849-50. Included are receipt of pills, ointments, tinctures, lozenges, snuff, and digestives using natural ingredients and the oils of many plants and barks of trees. Van Deusen's remedies reflect the afflictions experience in country life, including cures for rheumatism, piles, stomach ache, cuts and abrasions, female obstructions, constipation, cough and skin problems. Attractive and well preserved. (291). Item #291