Period cures for maladies (was: Re: French byname)
- --- In Authentic_SCA@y..., s_krasley@r... wrote:
> Looking over some of these cures, I'm amased they the human species
> actually survived to make it to the 21st century. However I'm sure
> several hundred years from now, other will think the same about us.
> Sure lets just rub Mercury on ourselves...and while we are at it
> ingest some arsenic for good measure...also do not forget your&
> favorite saints medal just incase the "Cure" doesn't work.
> - Brynn
> > Vittoria
> > > >
> > >For the french or spanish Pox:
> > >Take quick-silver, and kill it with fasting spittle, then take
> > >Verdigrease, Arabick, Turpentine, Oyl Olive, and Populion, & mix
> > >together to one intire oyntment, and anoint the sores therewith,
Actually I beleive mercury componds were used to treat "poxes" until
the development of modern antibiotics, and we may be going back there
soon if more drug-resistant varieties arise, so I don't know how much
more advanced we are.
In more recent history, (19th & 20th century) almost any new
discovery is beleived to be a panacea. Magnetism & Radiation for
example. In the 30's they thought radium was good for you.