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" ... old woman comes with a nutshell full of the matter of the best sort of smallpox, and asks what veins you please to have opened. She immediately rips open that you offer to her with a large needle (which gives you no more pain than a common scratch),... "
Forget Not Mee and My Garden - Page 63
by Peter Collinson - 2002 - 300 pages
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The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years

Bernard Lewis - History - 1995 - 433 pages
...They make partys for this purpose, and when they are met (commonly 15 or 16 together) the old Woman comes with a nutshell full of the matter of the best...bit of shell, and in this manner opens 4 or 5 veins. . . . Then the fever begins to seize 'em and they keep their beds 2 days, very seldom 3 ... and in...
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Life-writings by British Women, 1660-1815: An Anthology

Carolyn A. Barros, Johanna M. Smith - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 418 pages
...scratch) and puts into the vein, as much matter as can lie upon the head of her needle, and after that, binds up the little wound with a hollow bit of shell, and in this manner opens four or five veins. The Grecians have commonly the superstition of opening one in the middle of the...
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The Greatest Killer: Smallpox in History

Donald R. Hopkins - History - 2002 - 380 pages
...scratch) and puts into the vein, as much matter as can lie upon the head of her needle, and after that binds up the little wound with a hollow bit of shell; and in this manner opens four or five veins. The Grecians have commonly the superstition of opening one in the middle of the...
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Experimenting with Humans and Animals: From Galen to Animal Rights

Anita Guerrini - History - 2003 - 165 pages
...They make partys for this purpose, and when they are met (commonly 1 5 or 16 together) the old Woman comes with a nutshell full of the matter of the best...with a hollow bit of shell, and in this manner opens up 4 or 5 veins. . . . The children or young patients play together all the rest of the day and are...
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The Life and Death of Smallpox

Ian Glynn, Jenifer Glynn - Health & Fitness - 2004 - 278 pages
...(which gives you no more pain than a common sceatch) and puts into the vrin as much venom as can lie upon the head of her needle, and after binds up the...with a hollow bit of shell, and in this manner opens four or five vrins. In this way 'matter of the best sort' - that is, from a mild case of small' pox...
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Mistress of the Elgin Marbles: A Biography of Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin

Susan Nagel - Art - 2004 - 294 pages
...more pain than a common sctatch), and puts into the vein as much venom as can lie upon the head of the needle, and after binds up the little wound with a hollow bit of shell. ... I am very well satisfied of the safety of this experiment, since I intend to try it on my dear...
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From Medicine Man to Doctor: The Story of the Science of Healing

Howard W. Haggard - History - 2004 - 405 pages
...purs into the vein as much venom as can lie upon the end of a needle, and afrer binds up the litrle wound with a hollow bit of shell; and in this manner opens four or five veins. The children or young parients play together all the rest of the day and are in...
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Medicine in Quotations: Views of Health and Disease Through the Ages

Edward J. Huth, T. J. Murray - Medical - 2006 - 581 pages
Who was the first to write about a certain disease, diagnose it, and treat it? This book answers those questions for a wide range of diseases, from Abetalipoproteinemia to ...
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Deadly Companions: How microbes shaped our history

Dorothy H. Crawford - Science - 2007 - 272 pages
Ever since we started huddling together in communities, the story of human history has been inextricably entwined with the story of microbes. They have evolved and spread ...
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The Pursuit of Glory: Europe, 1648-1815

T. C. W. Blanning - History - 2007 - 707 pages
...scratch), and puts into the vein as much matter as can lie upon the head of her needle, and after that, binds up the little wound with a hollow bit of shell, and in this manner opens four or five veins. These enterprising ladies were exploiting what was common knowledge everywhere...
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