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Is that what the apprentice collected? [Jul. 14th, 2005|02:26 am]
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To treat infections, the early Chinese used moldy soybean curds, the Mayans used cuxum fungi, while the Egyptians used yeast from sweet beer. A seventeenth century English recipe for an anti infection unguent even called for “moss from dead men’s skulls”.

[User Picture]From: _fabulae
2005-07-14 06:38 am (UTC)

Re: Some more nice remedies

another treatment for the insane (i believe in egypt? unsure, but that sounds correct) was to throw the victims into a snake pit.

hence that old black & white movie, "the snake pit."

..yes. apparently it would "shock" the victims back into sanity.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-07-14 11:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Some more nice remedies

Oooh. Super good plan.
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