This section is from the book "The Lady's Assistant: Family Physician", by P. Davey and B. Law.
This chiefly attacks children, and begins with a coldness and shivering, without any violent sickness. Afterwards the skin is covered with red spots, which are larger, more florid, and not so uniform as the measles.
The redness remains two or three days, and then disappears. The cuticle falls off, leaving mealy-scales behind them. In the cure, let the patient abstain from flesh, hot cordials, and spiri-tuous liquors; keep him within, but not confined constantly to his bed, and then medicines will be of little use. But if the patient has convulsion sits about the beginning of the dis-ease, or is very sleepy, it will be necessary to lay a large blister-ing plaster to the hind part of the neck, and to give a little syrup of white poppies every night till he is well. His drink must be milk mixt with thrice the quantity of water. After it is over, give him a gentle purge.