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Source: Practical American Cookery and Domestic Economy, Hall, 1856.

This entertaining list of cures for common ails includes:

  • Simple and Effectual Cure for Those Who May Have Accidentally Swallowed a Wasp
    • Note that the instructions indicate the wasp is still alive
  • To Remove Scurvy from the Teeth
    • Red-hot steel rods and white wine vinegar – who knew?
  • The Teething of Children
    • Loose bowels and fresh air!
  • Poison of Rattlesnakes
    • Rattlesnake poison is a sedative, so a stimulant is required – brandy
  • A Certain Cure for Cancer
    • Thankfully, we’ve come a long ways!

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