Affidavit, 20 October 1843–E [Dana v. Brink]

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her daily during her sickness and subsequent confinement at the time of which sickness and confinement the in this suit complains of the maltreatment of to his said that by said witness expects further to prove that for some time previous and at the time of the confinement of said s she the said was afflicted with and laboring under disease other than that for which was called to prescribe. to wit. the diseas and Fever the consequen[c]e of which was to produce premature birth— that said s was a few days previous to her confinement badly frightened <​by the blowing up of a man in a well nearby​> and expressed to said witness before confinement fears from the result of said fright in her then delicate state of health— that soon after the confinement of said s she did expose herself in an unusual and improper manner <​by going outdores in unpleasant and stormy weather with five or six days after the birth of child​> That by said witness expects to prove that said s <​​> took other medicens (during his attendance on her as Physicin) besides those prescribed by and that the medicines prescribed by were not take[n] by said s in the manner made and quantity as by him directed but were taken in larger doses and at shorter intervals than was order by — and this further state that he Knows of no other witness by whom he can prove these facts [p. [2]]
her daily during her sickness and subsequent confinement at the time of which sickness and confinement the in this suit complains of the maltreatment of to his said that by said witness expects further to prove that for some time previous and at the time of the confinement of said s she the said was afflicted with and laboring under disease other than that for which was called to prescribe. to wit. the diseas and Fever the consequence of which was to produce premature birth— that said s was a few days previous to her confinement badly frightened by the blowing up of a man in a well nearby and expressed to said witness before confinement fears from the result of said fright in her then delicate state of health— that soon after the confinement of said s she did expose herself in an unusual and improper manner by going outdores in unpleasant and stormy weather with five or six days after the birth of child That by said witness expects to prove that said s took other medicens (during his attendance on her as Physicin) besides those prescribed by and that the medicines prescribed by were not taken by said s in the manner made and quantity as by him directed but were taken in larger doses and at shorter intervals than was order by — and this further state that he Knows of no other witness by whom he can prove these facts [p. [2]]
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