Rules for the Preservation of Health; Being the Result of Many Years Practice
General Books LLC, 2009 - 74 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1767* Excerpt: ... gratifying their floth, "or by eating and drinking promiscuously what"ever pleases their palates, or by indulging their appetites of every kind. But whether they "understand physic or not, let them consult "their reafon, and observe what agrees and what "disagrees with them, that, like wife men, they may adhere to the use of such things as conduce to their health, and forbear every thing which "by their own experience they find do them "hurt; and let them be assured, that by a dili"gent observation and practise of this rule, they "may enjoy a good share of health, and seldom stand in need of physic or physicians.." RECEIPTS FOR THE C U RE OF MOST DISORDERS INCIDENT TO MANKIND. i A GUE, take one pennyworth of frankincense, XV fpad it on a linen cloth, about four inches wide, and grate about half a nutmeg on the frankincense, put the above on the pit of the stomach when the fit comes on. 2. Ague, the cure; take first a vomit; the night following, take going to bed, one drachm of of Jesuits bark, and half a drachm of Venice treacle made into bokisles; wash them down with a glass of white wine, and the juice of lemon in it; take this dose for ten nights successively, then discontinue it for a week; after take it again for four nights, let the perfon avoid taking milk, or going in the air for an hour after rising, or in the evening after sun set. 3. Or, make fix middling pills of cobwebs. Take one a little before the cold fit: two a little before the next sit: the other three, if need be, a little before the third fit. 4. Or, to cure; first vomit the sick person, by giving half a drachm of the powder of ipecacoanha, and work it oft" with chamomile tea; then let the sick perfon take the ...
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