Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robley Dunglison, 21 December 1825

Dec. 21. 1825.

Mr Jefferson will be pleased to take six grains of Rhubarb with fifteen of Magnesia, every other night, in a little milk—to use the tepid or cold affusion as directed last night—and should the symptoms of which he complained be in any wise aggravated, he had better abstain in part or wholly from vegetable food, living on Animal food & Biscuit.

Should the old symptoms become aggravated during Dr Dunglison’s absence the dose of the Laudanum must be augmented.



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