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S. 6 The inflamation in my ear has subsided very much & there is but little pain, - but it is still quite tender to the touch. My hearing has improved but little. There is not that throbbing & confused drumming sound which troubled me at first, but the sensitive auditory nerve refuses yet to do its duty. For a week past there has been a copious discharge night & day. Since using the Tincture of Iron in combination with Laudanum & Glycerine as drops, the discharge has been lessened, & occasionally dark coloured lumps or masses of diseased tissue have been coming away. The discharge has also become somewhat offensive to the smell, I have the ear syringed every morning with warm water. 
I rode into Aiken this morning in the Buggy & brought back Emily who had been staying at Mr Finleys since Thursday. I deposited my vote for officers of the "Home guard".

  • Title

    Henry William Ravenel, 1814-1887: Private Journal 1861:Page 62

  • Date

    1861-07-06

  • Subject

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    Ravenel family

    Fungi of Carolina

    Illustrated by Natural Specimens of the Species

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    Berkeley County (S.C.)--History--19th century

    Botanists--South Carolina--History--19th century

    South Carolina--Social conditions

    United States--Description and travel

    Aiken County (S.C.)--History

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  • Contributing Institution

    University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library