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.
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
(Vesication is a form of treatment which causes blistering on the skin which is no longer is used.) See PHO2020-0035.