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I was alarmed, sent for Dr. DeJarnette, he came immediately, but Mr. Bethell had given me 45 drops of laudnum, which eased my pain and stopped the flooding.
Well, now why couldn't you say laudnum at first, without frightening people so with your mixtures '?
Poe was a 'delicate' man who lost his mind when drinking by the time he died he had almost stopped and had tried to commit suicide with laudnum years before - so he wasn't in the best shape to resist this quaint American political process.
Joseph Fields was very sick today with the disentary had a high fever I gave him a doze of Glauber salts, which operated very well, in the evening his fever abated and I gave him 30 drops of laudnum.
I now gave her broken dozes of diluted nitre untill it produced perspiration and at 10 P.M. 30 drops of laudnum which gave her a tolerable nights rest.
-- There's no harm in laudnum, for my old aunt Tabitha chaws laudnum-gum jest as other folks chaws tobacco. "
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