Friday, August 9, 2013
10 September 1859
10th. A fine spring morning hails us with a light and steady breeze but rather too much ahead. A sailor was suddenly seized with spasms or cramps and from his raving and tossing showed symptoms of a bad case. But applying hot medicine (Dr Coffins composition powder), hot flannels and an hot bath he got relief.
Booth, Thomas. Papers, 1857 - 1859. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/56.