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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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A external Cure for the Rickets.

Take one pint of the oil of neats feet, a handful of dwarf elder, and as much cammomile flowers, beat the herbs in a morter, with the oil, then let it be set over a slow fire; when it has boiled half an hour let it be taken off, and the oil strained through a cloth; when you use it, anoint the child all over before the fire, except the head, and give to drink hysop boiled in spring water.