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Offline Chris

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17th century medical guide discovered in an attic
« on: March 26, 2009, 12:14:14 AM »
17th century medical guide discovered in an attic

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A handwritten book containing bizarre 17th century medical remedies including pike bones and dragon's blood is to go under the hammer tomorrow after spending more than 100 years buried in an attic.

Outlandish natural ingredients include ragwort, nightshade, venis turpentine, ferne roots, hoggs grease and the bizarrely-named 'earbagrace', which is probably Ambergris, a substance produced in the digestive system of sperm whales

The 64-page book is expected to fetch around £400 when it's auctioned at Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, tomorrow.

It was discovered buried under papers more than 25 years ago by Philippa Mulley, who was clearing out her deceased aunt's house in Norfolk.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1159159/A-dragons-blood-cure-cold-bizarre-remedies-The-17th-century-medical-guide-discovered-attic.html


Interesting.  There's more at the article.
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Re: 17th century medical guide discovered in an attic
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 12:45:58 AM »
I don't know about this... something is fishy

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Re: 17th century medical guide discovered in an attic
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 12:47:37 AM »
What?  How can you beat medical advice that says "roast an onion and shove it up your backside"? :rofl:
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Re: 17th century medical guide discovered in an attic
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 01:24:34 AM »
What?  How can you beat medical advice that says "roast an onion and shove it up your backside"? :rofl:

lol.

I just feel something is wrong with the force on this one

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Re: 17th century medical guide discovered in an attic
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 01:26:11 AM »
I just want to know how much it ends up selling for.

I'm waiting for the onion to roast.