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Catalog Number LW015
Title To Cure A Withered Limb
Description imgFile1470From Sarah ?
To Cure A Withered Limb- Directions and testimonial
H Lawrence
To cure a withered limb - Receipt from Sarah Cresson to H Lawrence
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Take the yolk of a new lain egg beat it with a spoon to the greatest thinness add three ounces of prune water stirring them continually that they may be well mixed___This liquor cured a gentleman in New Jersey whose arm from his shoulder to the finger ends was so withered that it would not bleed and was one forth less than the other__ The following is his own account.
I rubbed my hand and arm seven or eight times a day from the middle of March till the first of May following without feeling any sensation in them but about the third of that month I felt pain from the elbow to the wrist, it seemed as if ten thousand pins were pricking me in that part, this pricking continued and in a few days, I felt similar pain in all my fingers. Soon after I could felt the flesh brush, when rubbing I observed the color of the skin to be natural. I continued the prouss, my arm and fingers gradually increased in size and strength, by the first of August. I did a little work in harvest and soon after could plough, chop and . In about one year they became as large and strong as they had ever been. NB This liquor has cured others, many, in similar circumstances.
Date 1800 c.
Original Object Format Receipt
Collection Lawrence Papers
People Lawrence, Henry
Subjects recipe