Feb 25, 2021 - Sale 2559

Sale 2559 - Lot 9

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
PHYSICIAN SIGNER'S PRESCRIPTION: "LOSE EIGHT OR TEN OUNCES MORE OF BLOOD" RUSH, BENJAMIN. Autograph Letter Signed, "Benj'n Rush," to Richard Renshaw, prescribing bleeding, blister application, a dose of cooling physic, diluting drink, and avoidance of animal foods. 1 page, small 4to; mounted to board and trimmed to size, recipient's name clipped from original document and mounted at bottom left, moderate scattered staining overall, horizontal fold. Np, 13 September 1802

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"You acted very properly in losing blood. Should the pain continue, lose eight or ten ounces more of blood, and take any kind of cooling physic. If you are not relieved by those remedies, by all means apply a blister to your breast or to one of your sides. I am the more anxious for your treating your disease thus seriously, from recollecting that you inherit a weak breast. Drink freely of diluting drinks, & avoid animal food for a few days."