ARNOTT (Dr Neil, 1788-1874, sailed to China as a Ship's Surgeon in 1807 & 1810)

Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Wright, discussing in detail the treatment of measles in children, "if it be commencing measles the precautions which Mrs C has taken are likely to render the attack very mild. Among healthy children the treatment required is measles is nearly the same as in common catarrh - keeping them in a well ventilated bedroom of uniform mild temperature - giving very light nourishment - removing causes of excitement - giving gentle aperient medicine once or twice, using a Diaphoretic Saline mixture ... When the symptoms are more severe with pain in any part of the chest, Leeches have to be applied & other means to be used such as a medical man in attendance might see to be necessary to check inflammatory action ...", 2 sides 8vo., Bedford Square, 14th March

His later lectures were published in 1827 as 'Elements of Physics'. He invented a smokeless grate known as Arnott's Stove and a chair-bed for preventing sea-sickness. He practised as a doctor until 1855.

Item Date:  1854

Stock No:  31632      £125

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