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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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To cure the Fits of the Mother.

Some, nay most use burnt Feathers, or Assasatida, applyed to the Nose of the Distempered person, not without success; but your better way is to take six or seven drops of the spirit of Castoreum, in the beginning of the fit, in two or three spoonfuls of Ale-posset, and apply a Plaister of Gavanum to the Navel.