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pg 029 A snow storm old fashioned, and [p_s___ing]
Thursday.7.th.December.1843.

A clear [crossed out] morning, snow commenced
at sun set yesterday.
I arose early to get the children,
ready for school. A loud ring at the door startled me
from my bed.
Mr, and Mrs Cantine, surprised me by a visit, while
clearing off the breakfast table. I am mistaken, as
both the above events, transpired yesterday morning.
Sent a bundle of old clothes to Mrs Butler.
Mr and Mrs Cantine dined with me, very
unexpectedly, as my dinner was not prepared for strangers.
I added a fine Tureen of oysters.
Benjamin, and G. also joined us. Benjamin quite
sick with a cold. Mr & Mrs C. left us after dinner.
Charlotte left a feather to be dyed.

Bridget, quite ill to.day, was blistered, and leeched.
Dr Geer attended her. We like him very much.
C. [Lynch] came to amuse her.
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Blistering, also sometimes known as vesiculation, raised a blister on the skin, and was thought by Georgian doctors to be an effective tool to deal with certain medical issues. Among the issues blistering was thought to correct or aid was hysteria, hypochonriasis, gout, certain types of simple inflammation, and fevers, as well as cases of insanity. Read more…

Bloodletting or phlebotomy began in ancient times to cure or prevent disease. It was based on ancient medicine and the idea “humors”—blood and other bodily fluids—needed to be in proper balance because when a person was ill.

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