Monday, May 23, 2011

Quack Remedies: Against the Plague

A Capital Remedy Against the Plague.
Take a vial or another kind of glass vessel, and fill it one third with fine molasses, and the next third with Aqua Vitae, and the final third with the urine of a male baby who is clean and in good health. Combine these together well and give one glass of this to the patient to drink upon awakening each morning, for three days. This has been proven in the city of Venice, in the year 1504.

-- from "Les Secrets du Seigneur Alexis Piedmontois."

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