Philosophical Transactions. For the months of January, February and March, 1714 - Part IV.

IV. A Recipe: Or the ingredients of a medicine for the spreading mortal distemper amongst cows: Lately sent over from Holland, where a like distemper raged amongst the black cattle.1

Recipe veronica, pulmonarie, hissopi, scordii, ana m ivrad, aristolochie rotundo, gentiana, angelica, petasitidis, tormentilla, carlina, and unc. 12. bac lauri & funiperi, ana unc. 12. misc. fiat pulvis.2
Bleed the cow3, and give her every morning, for 3 or 4 mornings, an ounce of this powder with a horn in warm beer. If the cow's illness continues, after omission of 2 or 3 days, repeat the medicine for 3 or 4 days again.

A pdf version of the entire text of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London can be found here (this article begins on page 50).

  1. This entry was titled in the contents page as: A recipe: Or the ingredients of a medicine for the late spreading distemper amongst cows. Sent lately from Holland, where it was made use of with success. []
  2. The Netherlands lost 70% of cattle due to what is called the cattle plague. Some farmers lost little to no cattle and because of demand became very wealthy. []
  3. But not these cows! []

One Response to “Philosophical Transactions. For the months of January, February and March, 1714 - Part IV.”

  1. [...] the correlation between a work area and associated disease. [↩]See my previous article article for the 'recipe' that was being used for a cure. [↩]OCR must have left a random 'for' as a [...]

Leave a Reply