Monday, July 29, 2013

How to Heal All Wounds, 1683

This looks like a job for Sanicle, Milfoil, and Bugle!
Ambroise Paré, Opera chirurgica (1594)
"A Drink that healeth all Wounds... Take Sanicle, Milfoil, and Bugle, of each a like quantity, stamp them in a Mortar, and temper them with Wine, and give the sick that is wounded to drink twice or thrice a day till he be whole: Bugle holdeth open the wound, Milfoil cleanseth the wound, Sanicle healeth it; but Sanicle may not be given to him that is hurt in the Head, or in the Brain-pan, for it is dangerous. This is a good and Tryed Medicine." 
Hannah Woolley, The Accomplish'd Ladies Delight (1683)
Sanicle, Milfoil, and Bugle: sounds like a law firm, but no! It turns out they are a highly regarded team of paramedic elves specializing in trauma care.

1 comment:

  1. whoa-oh-oh,
    shake it up, just liike Tryed medicine.
    Tryed medicine is what I need

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