|| Hallowell, April 9, 1801.
| I recommend the bearer to your
lancet, as for as 8 or 10 ounces of blood, as he is going to sea, &
may there vomit & may be some time before he gets another bleeding.
His pulse does not repeat the beats quickly, but it makes a quick stroke;
& though not very full to the finger, yet is evidently laboring. After
he has been blooded, sooner or later, I expect a change in his pulse indicating
more fully to an unexperienced person the necessity of bleeding.
I recommend a good dose of salts after the bleeding, some
of your pills, & cream of tartar & brimstone to be taken daily in quantity to procure one or two loose motions
at the most. His diet must be milk & vegetables for a time; & while
his pains last, the lancet must be applied once in the week.