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Notebook on veterinary medicine.

Great Britain, [1810?]
Physical Description:
92 leaves ; 12 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF285.3 .W5 1810
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Archives & Manuscripts
Bound in contemporary leather, rebacked; spine largely exposed. Original clasp lacking.
Manuscript pocket notebook containing remedies and advice on the treatment of veterinary ailments, primarily in cattle and horses. The volume is dated 1810 in a contemporary hand on the inner front board. Many of the remedies are attributed to Charles Williamson (or C.W.). It's unclear if Williamson is also the compiler or copyist for the volume. Other named sources include: J. Roberts, R. Massey, G. Gilbert, Josh. Brock, "Miss Cragg," and G. Gregory. The sources do not match the names of contemporary British authors in the domain of veterinary medicine. Includes one rough drawing, in black ink (leaf 46): "Plan of smoaking ale in a bottle." Some of the recipes, especially near the end of the volume, are not strictly veterinary in nature.
Subject Terms:
Cattle -- Anatomy.
Cattle -- Diseases.
Formulas, recipes, etc. -- Great Britain.
Horses -- Anatomy.
Horses -- Diseases.
Traditional medicine -- Great Britain -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
Veterinary medicine.
Workshop recipes -- Great Britain.
Medical formularies.
Williamson, Charles.

  • Example topics (as transcribed from headings) include: Cure for the ague
  • To stop a cow from scowering
  • To know the value of a calf alive
  • For the gripes in cows or horses
  • Lameness in cows
  • Receipt for cattle swelled by eating clover
  • For measles in hogs
  • Boils on the flesh or skin upon cows
  • To destroy ticks or lice in sheep
  • Yellows or overflowing of the gall or jaundice in cows
  • Preparation of clysters
  • Loss of appetite in cows
  • Cholic or twisting of guts without a flux
  • Receipt for sore eyes in men, horses and other cattle
  • Plan of smoaking ale in a bottle
  • For the plate in a horse
  • For a horse that has a cough
  • For a horse that has a sore back. Prov'd by the Army
  • Receipt for imitating mahogany
  • Encyclopaedia: tumours, warts or swelling, in horses
  • To effectually destroy bugs
  • Purging receipts: encyclopaediae vide remarks
  • Of colds encyclopaedia
  • Cough and asthma.

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