Friday, October 30, 2009 at 8:25 pm
An “infallible cure against epilepsy,” publicised in town in 1686:
Take of ordinary polypody preserved and powdered, of moss ontogeny from the skull of a Negro who died by ferocious effectuation (criminals preferred), of nail-filings from manlike safekeeping and feet, digit drachms each; piony stem half an ounce, and of firm misletoe half an ounce. Boil them unitedly as the slug wanes; cool, strain, and lot in diminutive doses.
Cited in physicist White, Three Years in Constantinople, 1846.
See Well, Hey!