George I or II halfpence to cure rabies
44 Cure for the Bite of the Mad Dog." " The following it an account and prefcription of a cure for the dydrophobia or canine madnefs, made by John M. Crous, in conformity to an act of the le - giflature of this Itate of New - York, pafTed in their prefent feffion, vis : 44 1ft. Take one ounce of the jaw bone of a dog, burned and i ulverizc'd, or pounded to fine dull. 2dly. Take the falfe tongue of a newly folded colt ; let that be alfo dried and pulverized and,. . " 3dly. The one fcruple of the verdigreafe, which is railed on the furface of old copper by laying in moid earth ; the coppers of George 1. or II. are the pureft and bed. Mix thefe ingredients together, and if the patient be an adult or full grpwn, take the common tea fpoonful a day, and fo in pr portion for a oftilsJ reinw - A i tr t c t rem - nm halt ef tVim rnnrur of the above kind, if to be had ; if not, then a fmall increafed quantity of any bafer metal of the fame kind - th s to be taken in a fmall quantity of water. ' Take next morning fading (or before eating) repeat repeat the fame as before. This if complied with after .the biting of the dog, or before fymptoms of madnefs, will tffectually prevent any, appeal ance of the disorder; disorder; but if alter the ' fympu.ms appear, a phyfician mud be immediately applied to,' to adminider the following, following, viz s " Three di ims of verdigreafe of the kind before - mentioned, mixed with half an , ounce of calomel, to be taken at one dole. This quantity the phyfkiali peed not fear to adminider, as the re - action rif the venom then diffufed th'ough the whole fyftem of the patient, neutralizes confiderably the powerful quality of the medicine M Secondly, if in three hours thereafter the patient is not completely relieved, adminider four grains of pure opium, or one. . N. B. The patient mud be careful to avoid the hTm f milU tr'.if CfVfra I A - ivm afrp taLinty anv nf ttie ;" - a i aforegoing medicine. " JOHN M. CROUS. Albany, ss.. John M. Crous being duly fwo n, depnfeth, that the above account and prefcription tor the remedy and cure for the hydrophobia or canine madnefs, is a jud and true account and prefcription, and the only one ufed and pradtil'ed upon by himfelf more than 20 years pad, and which has not failed ot perfect juccels, in any indance of the vad number of unfortunate human beings who. have been bitten by mad dogs, and who have applied to him, the deponent, for relief. JOHN M. CROUS. M Sworn the 24A day of Marchi 1806, before me, James Kent, V chitf justice, tSf . , J Mrm. The word three in the lad line of the firft sage written before an erafure, and then fwnrn to . .'. . , J. KENT." Given under my hand at Albany, the 35th day . , - . . of March, .1 806. . V , - ELISHA JENKINS, Comptroller.