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Emory Women Writers Resource Project

The Ladies Best Companion, an electronic edition

by Amelia Chambers [Chambers, Amelia]

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collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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To prevent the Skin from growing, over the Nails.

Take a scruple of salt-petre, two drams of barley meal, a dram of sugar-candy, and half a dram of powder of castus; put to them as much honey as will make a thick liquid for a plaister, put it upon a piece of leather, and clap it upon that part of the finger where the skin is like to grow over the nail. It has been often used with great success, and seldom ever failed, nor is it attended with any danger to the person who tries it.