By Henry Solomon Wellcome Sir

Excerpt from Anglo-Saxon Leechcraft: An ancient comic strip of Early English medication; Lecture Memoranda, American scientific organization, Atlantic urban, 1912
This selection will, i've got doubtless, go well with the benefit of the numerous scientific practitioners from all elements of the realm, who could be vacationing England at the party of the Congress.
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This that folloiceth is to be foregone; let them not partake of fen fishes, nor sea fishes which have hard flesh, and let them take the before-named oysters, and periwinkles, not the meats which puff up a man's strength, nor let them take flesh of bullock, nor of swine, nor of sheep, nor of goat, nor of kid. nor let them drink thick wine, nor food either too . Again, it is good to extremely hot or too cold. " let The Anglo-Saxon treatment for insanity was both and curious. ,.. be a lunatic, take skin mere swine, or porpoise, work of a a whip, swinge the well.

Said to have been used for criminal purposes as late as the eighteenth century. ANGLO-SAXON LKECHCRAFT 37 From this account of the ana-worm it seems probable that maggots of bot-flies, which infest cattle, are referred to, which at that time inayTiave attacked man. " all c ^, r re ", e e A leechdom to relieve toothache in which it is recommended to mix powdered cinnamon and pepper into a plaster with honey and ,'"0"^ lay against the tooth, would doubtless effective as many remedies recommended for it be as the same purpose at the present time.

Smallpox times. D. 567, and in Arabia . D. 923, not long before Bald's In Anglo-Saxon it was Leech Book was written. I>. 572. " last instruction, evidently intended to prevent pitting, clearly identifies the disease. Strnma was known to the Anglo-Saxon leeches as ck ratten," or " purulence in the neck," and for this disease they recommended the following treatment : When the neck ratten begins to exist, smear it with nail of a beeve, or best of an ox; it is a tried in a few nights he will be whole.

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