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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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What is best to be administred to one sick of the Medsels.

In this distemper, as in the small Pox, it is only necessary to defend the Heart, and preserve the Stomach, from putrefaction, and corruption, if young, to hinder the hands from murdering a good face; and then give the diseased a Julip, made of two ounces of Violets, four ounces of Rose-water, and four grains fo Oyl of Vitrio), mix them and let them be drunk cold: It is as good a receipt as any for this distemper.