folder 28: Medical and Agricultural Records of Charles A. Hentz, Medical Journal; 1858–1863

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28 still exceedingly thin In driving cattle this morning, the horse he was riding fell, & his right arm was caught under Brought to our office arm flexed suffering very much Suffered excrutiatingly with all attempts at flexion, extension, or supination hand pronated great swelling over the region (outer) of the head of radius inner condyle of humerus also much swelled, probably from contusion\ olecranon in right place Diag head of radius thrown out backwards & outwards Robert held him by his shoulders firmly, whilst I extended forcibly, and pressed with my thumb on the head of radius, at the same time [having] the hand gently su pinated Dr McDowell, who was operating on my teeth, did this The bone slipped in its place at the first effort, with a very distinct & loud noise a rough noise, as if there was some effusion there Bandaged it & put on splint

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April 27 Presc. given Mrs Burghard general debility from overnursing & overworking Spits & vomits her food, &c constipated &c &c great palpitations Re Tinct Sanguinaria {Ziss] (1150 drops); Strychnine gri: from 20 to 30 drops 3 times a day; and Re Pil Hydrarg [Zss]; Po Extr Colocynth Co. 50 grains 25 pils 2, 3 or 4 at Bedtime, every night for a while and if the Bowels are not open enough give a tablespoonful of the [Senna & Semka] mixt with the Sanguinaria ter die

Apr 30 Eructation & vomiting prevent the use of the drops give Bismuth [subnite] 5 gr, with p. acac ter die & 3 of Ayer's pills at night

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30 May 4 Put Mrs Burghard on the use of nitro muriatic acid & tr strychnine

May 21 Presc. for Mrs Wm McLaughlin suppressed menses great debility & general complaining no appetite coated tongue costive habit Leucorrhoea but little complaint comparatively about the back or womb Re T Sanguinaria [Zi] T Strychnine [Ziss] 15 to 30 drops ter die with or without a full dose of the Senna & [senka] aperient Re P. Rhei 3ii P. aloes 3i Hydr chlor [mixtt grv [ant] et potass. tart gri Saponis 3i Make 20 pills Two every night for a while till tongue & appetite improve

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31 Aug 18th 1859 Presc given to mulatto infant (Julias child) belonging to Mrs Sibley anasarca of feet & legs scrotum hands &c Very little urine secreted tongue white dryish bowels loose light green &c mucous & watery Re Pulv Ddigitalis gri Potass. nitr grxii Hydrarg. chl. nit griss Pulv Ipec. comp. gr iii Make 6 powder;s give one every 4 hours, alternating with Spts nitre dulc 10 or 12 gtt every 4 hours in flaxseed tea; the same tea to drink after each powder

Aug 18 Infant son of J H Seabrook aet 14 mos; weaned 3 months since on acct. of pregnancy of mother; has cut its incisors Stomach teeth nearly through I scarified the gums over them cholera [marlens] languid eyes [????] vomitus sour stools large, offensive, watery light 3 or 6 during night been sick 2 days

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Re Hydrarg chl. nit gri calcis carb. precip xviii Pulv Ipecac comp grii Pulv. aromat a little make 6 powders one every 3 hours [G????] water for drink arrow root [dict] better in evening same 19th No better today Re Hydrarg chl. nit griii Cretae ppt. grxviii P. Ipecac grii Extr Hyoscyami griii P. aromat. a little Make 6 powders

Re Pulv. [catech??] [Zi] [Cinnamon contus] grxv aq Bullient 3iiss Ft. infus one of the powders every 4 hours & a teaspoonful of the infus. every 4 hours alternating Recovered on this treatment

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