Manuscript "L'usage des Gouttes d'Angleterre"
Manuscript [(n.p.n.d) Saint-Germain-en-Laye, late 17th century]. Red wax stamp with the Middleton family coat of arms in the lower right corner. One large folio page.
Very interesting note probably written by or on behalf of George Middleton (c. 1660-1708), about the sale of drops that are "good in malignant fevers, smallpox and in apoplexy, epilepsy and in all nerve ailments [...] They purify the blood, the blood vessels and the blood vessels. They purify the blood, the dose is 5 or 10 or 15 or 20 or 25 or 30 or 35 or 40 drops and if the disease is obstinate and the person is robust one can give 50 or 60 or 70 or 80 up to 100 drops in a glass of pure wine or a glass of water or in a glass of wine and water [. ...] and which "will be sold at the castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye at the Sieur Middleton* apothecary of their British majesty and by the approval of Monsieur le Chevalier Waldegrave first physician of the court of their British majesty.
*George Middleton (c. 1660-1708) his name and that of his wife [Marie Chaplain] are mentioned in the Jacobite extracts of the parish register of Saint-Germain Vol II 1910 (page 100) : "Georges Middleton, 1st apothecary to the King of England [...]". The same page indicates his date of death and his age at the time of death.
He would have been born in 1660 in Aberdeen. George Middelton is mentioned in the Jacobite extracts of the parish register of Saint-Germain Vol II 1910 (page 100) : "Georges Middleton, 1st apothecary of the King of England. He died in Saint-Germain-en-Laye in 1708.