Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Patterson, 14 July 1807

14 July 1807


I have just thought that a moderate & uniform degree of pressure would be a very proper remedy for your leg—as it would support the vessels & promote absorption—a piece of very fine flannel or muslin about two inches wide & three or four feet in length made wet with cold vinigar & wraped up & down the leg would afford every intention required

T. Patterson

cold vinigar can be applied as often as necessary without unfolding the flannel or muslin roler.

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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