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Moliere’s prescription for every ill

Moliere’s prescription for every ill

chuck October 15, 2012 0

“Give enema, then bleed and finally purge.”  Molière, The Imaginary Invalid (1673). French playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673), better known by his nom-de-plume, Molière, was no fan of doctors. In Molière’s day, the medical profession

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Ancient Egyptian Incantation for Snake Bites – Recite & Barf

Ancient Egyptian Incantation for Snake Bites – Recite & Barf

chuck October 1, 2012 0

  Be vomited, O poison, I adjure thee to come forth on the earth. Legends of the Gods The Egyptian Texts, edited with Translations by E. A. Wallis Budge  Many cultures have made use

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The 4th Earl of Chesterfield on the Value of Vomiting

The 4th Earl of Chesterfield on the Value of Vomiting

chuck August 15, 2012 0

“I could wish, though I do not expect it, that you would take one gentle vomit.” Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Letters To His Son On The Art Of Becoming A Man

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Aristotle on purging naughty virtues

Aristotle on purging naughty virtues

chuck June 30, 2012 0

Question: Why is it wholesome to vomit? Answer: It purges the stomach of all naughty virtues … - Aristotle Aristotle’s Book of Problems (circa 350 BCE) In case you haven’t heard of Aristotle (384-322

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