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Medical Diary

Nov 1
Rainy day; wet weather for days
past; clouds from S. E. mild, have
had no frost yet
Visited negro Tom; belonging to Mrs
Jones 3 miles in country AET 10
Inflamm about base of brain; been sick
since Oct 15
Symptoms inability to use left leg or arm
arm drawn & stiff; parotids much swelled
throat very sore voice squeaking Pupils of
both eyes pulled to the extreme left; unable to
straighten them vision unimpaired; intellect un
impaired Pulse 140 tongue heavily coated
Second cervical vertebra very tender on pressure
Cupped him there freely; blistered first
on mucha and alternately on the shaved occiput
Keeping sore all the time with Basilicum Purged
at first; put him on alt. doses Hydrarg c.
creta with calomel ter die purge every day
Tinct Veratrum every 3 hours; has been for
days taking 10 drops thus Pulse reduced to
76 for days up to 108 now Had him on
diet of gruel and mush for some days Ravenous

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