MEDICINE and COOKERY Medical and culinary recipe book, kept by "Eliza. Heath, Sunday November 11th 1787/October 28th 1788"
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MEDICINE and COOKERY Medical and culinary recipe book, kept by "Eliza. Heath, Sunday November 11th 1787/October 28th 1788"
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MEDICINE and COOKERY
Medical and culinary recipe book, kept by "Eliza. Heath, Sunday November 11th 1787/October 28th 1788", ink on paper, 208 pages of recipes, 24 pages of index, blank leaves at end, a few other recipes loosely inserted, original vellum, 4to (222 x 188mm.), [late eighteenth century]

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  • A rich and legible manuscript recipe book. Includes: "Antidote for Opium... is castor, therefore as soon as it is discover'd that any person has taken a large dose, appearing either upon confessionor on the first symptoms... the patient should take near a large spoonful of tincture of castor, mixed with two spoonfuls of oil... this dose should be repeated every four or five minuits, till a puke or two are procured"; "To cure Wens, Pick up the large house snail alive, and as it froths upon touching it, take it on the finger and rub over the Wen gently..."; "An excellent wash for the teeth. Take one quart of red port, put to it one ounce of bole armoniac, one ounce of powder'd bark..."; "to cure fits, a tea spoonful of flower of mustard, in a glass of white wine before dinner"; along with a cure for deafness, Analeptic Pills, ointment for a scabby head, "For the bite of a mad dog", "Fishbone sticking in the throat to dissolve", Chicken panada, Pit cakes and "to cure the Thrush".
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