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Title: Receipt of doctor visit from a Dr. Vitalis to Henry Shaw for enslaved person Bridgette. Reciept is in French and dated September 17, 1842.
Description: St. Louis, Missouri September 17, 1842 To: Mr. Henry Shaw [???] hotel / Doctor Vitalis takes the liberty of giving below to Mr. Henry Shaw, the detailed account of medical care to be given during his absence, of the slave Brigitte and her little mulatto son. To Know: 1844 May 22. Visit to Brigitte’s child for worm fever, and, returned measles. Pursuit of a wrongly given purgative $2.00 [May?] 23. Prescription and medication visit, at the same time very badly $2.50 [May?] 24. Vesication and medication given [???] $3.00 [May?] 25. [?] [??] Dressings $2.50 [May?] 27. [?] [??] [and? al?] $2.00 [May?] 28. [?] [??] [and? al?] [red wax mark] [May?] 29. [?] prescription for convalescence $2.00 / July 1st Visit, prescription, vesication (blister treatment) behind the ears, and incision of the gums to the same child, for difficult dentition and original dysentery. ey. $4.00 [July?] 7. Visit to the mother for false pleurisy and fevers [etc.] $2.00 [July?] 9. Visit to the same for verification. (recovered) $2.00 Total: $24.00 (Vesication is a form of treatment which causes blistering on the skin which is no longer is used.) See PHO2020-0035.

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Image of St. Louis, Missouri September 17, 1842
To: Mr. Henry Shaw  [???] hotel /
Doctor Vitalis takes the liberty of giving below to Mr. Henry Shaw, the detailed account of medical care to be given during his absence, of the slave Brigitte and her little mulatto son.

To Know:

1844
May 22. Visit to Brigitte’s child for worm fever, and, returned measles. Pursuit of a wrongly given purgative $2.00
[May?] 23. Prescription and medication visit, at the same time very badly $2.50
[May?] 24. Vesication and medication given [???] $3.00
[May?] 25. [?] [??] Dressings $2.50
[May?] 27. [?] [??] [and? al?] $2.00
[May?] 28. [?] [??] [and? al?] [red wax mark]
[May?] 29. [?] prescription for convalescence $2.00 /

July 1st Visit, prescription, vesication (blister treatment) behind the ears, and incision of the gums to the same child, for difficult dentition and original dysentery. ey. $4.00
[July?] 7. Visit to the mother for false pleurisy and fevers [etc.] $2.00
[July?] 9. Visit to the same for verification. (recovered) $2.00
Total: $24.00

(Vesication is a form of treatment which causes blistering on the skin which is no longer is used.) See PHO2020-0035.
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TitleReceipt of doctor visit from a Dr. Vitalis to Henry Shaw for enslaved person Bridgette. Reciept is in French and dated September 17, 1842.
Creator
Subject African Americans
Bridgette (Enslaved Person)
Enslaved People
French language
Medical doctors
Missouri
Physicians
Receipts
Shaw, Henry, 1800-1889
Shaw, Henry--Papers
Slavery
St. Louis (MO)
United States
Vesication
Vitalis

RelationPHO
DescriptionSt. Louis, Missouri September 17, 1842 To: Mr. Henry Shaw [???] hotel / Doctor Vitalis takes the liberty of giving below to Mr. Henry Shaw, the detailed account of medical care to be given during his absence, of the slave Brigitte and her little mulatto son. To Know: 1844 May 22. Visit to Brigitte’s child for worm fever, and, returned measles. Pursuit of a wrongly given purgative $2.00 [May?] 23. Prescription and medication visit, at the same time very badly $2.50 [May?] 24. Vesication and medication given [???] $3.00 [May?] 25. [?] [??] Dressings $2.50 [May?] 27. [?] [??] [and? al?] $2.00 [May?] 28. [?] [??] [and? al?] [red wax mark] [May?] 29. [?] prescription for convalescence $2.00 / July 1st Visit, prescription, vesication (blister treatment) behind the ears, and incision of the gums to the same child, for difficult dentition and original dysentery. ey. $4.00 [July?] 7. Visit to the mother for false pleurisy and fevers [etc.] $2.00 [July?] 9. Visit to the same for verification. (recovered) $2.00 Total: $24.00 (Vesication is a form of treatment which causes blistering on the skin which is no longer is used.) See PHO2020-0035.
PublisherMissouri Botanical Garden
ContributorMissouri Botanical Garden
Date of original
Date scanned
TypeImage
FormatTIF
IdentifierPHO 2020-0034
SourcePhotograph
Language
Coverage
Rightshttp://www.mobot.org/mobot/archives/copyright.asp
Width of original
Height of original
Condition of originalgood

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