Take of the best brandy, one pint; camphor, one oz. dissolve: cloves and jalap, each 1/2 oz., Peruvian bark, 2 oz., Virginia Snake Root, 1 oz., water, one pint; boil the cloves and root with the water, to one half; strain and mix the others in powder, with the above.
Dose: A tablespoon three times a day, in the absence of fever.
Family Hand-Book, 1855
*A fever marked by paroxysms of chills and sweating recurring regular intervals