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The Gentlewoman's Companion: or, A Guide to the Female Sex, an electronic edition

by Hannah Woolley [Woolley, Hannah, fl. 1670]

date: 1675
source publisher: Printed by A. Maxwell for Edward Thomas
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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A Cure for every sort of Gout.

The Gout whether hot or cold, or of whatever temperature, ariseth from one and the same cause, though the effects seem different. As for example, Fat-men have it with much inflammation, redness and great pain, in leaner Persons it is discovered with less inflammation, though not with lesser pain; it afflicteth Cholerick and Melancholick men with nodes and tumors. The cause of this distemper cometh from an evil quality engendred in the Stomack, Blood and Liver, the cure thereof must be then the removal of this ill quality from the Stomack, and the purgation of Blood and Liver. Wherefore when you perceive the pain approaching, take two Doses of Pillule Magistrales Leonardi in the morning fasting, one day after another; or if you will intermit a day, then take drams of Quinta essentia Solutiva Leonardi, in half a Porringer of Veal-broth sweetned with Sugar; take this five hours before you eat any thing; | | 176 then every night after Supper take a little of the Unguentum Leonardi, and anoint your grief, and you will find your speedy recovery.