Kelly Kittell ponders the admonition that one should eat frogs a the pond they were captured from so you can adore the beggared croaks of their afflicted mates.
“Why are you putting an onion in the oven? It’s 10:30,” my bedmate questioned me the added evening. “I’m angry off a cold,” I explained. “It’s a cure from George Washington*, and I’ve got to eat it with my anxiety assimilation in hot water, so can you admonition me acquisition a bucket?” “You’ve been account that book again,” he said, sighed, and larboard afore I could ask him if we had any turpentine lying around.
By “that book” he meant my Dr. Chase’s Third, Last and Complete Receipt Book and Domiciliary Physician. Published in 1888, it has a astonishing accumulating of old timey diseases and cures, abounding of them involving alacrity plasters, turpentine, or opium. Some of the therapies are innocuous, some are absolutely alarming. I’m adequately abiding an egg white and turpentine bang will not cure appendicitis. Not to anguish though, the acceptable doctor has included an ogy assuming absolutely area the addendum is if you adjudge to booty it out. And you ability accept to, because medical professionals were far, few, and not actual acceptable aback then. For instance, Dr. Chase opens the medical area of his book with a phrenology chart.
Dr. Chase’s Third, Last and Complete Receipt Book is abundant added than your abundant grandmother’s WebMD, it is a book of tips and admonition on every aspect of Life. In fact, the abounding name of the book is Dr. Chase’s Third, Last and Complete Receipt Book and Domiciliary Physician, or Practical Knowledge for the People, From the Life-Long Observations of the Author all-embracing the Choicest, Best Valuable and Entirely New Receipts in Every Department of Medicine, Mechanical, and Domiciliary Economy; including a Treatise on The Diseases of Woman and Children, in actuality the Book for the Million, with Animadversion and Explanations which acclimate it to the Every-Day Wants of the People, Arranged in Departments and best Copiously Indexed.
In 1888, receipts meant a accounting note, or recipe, and basically what the Doctor had done was aggregate addendum and belletrist from bodies about the country, and book a 19th Century Hints from Heloise. The affable area has six types of asset pudding in it. The domiciliary area has recipes for dyes, and glues, and what not, and they all absorb chemicals you get from your druggist, which is a funny chat to say in these avant-garde times.
There are additionally sections on adopting cows, adopting chickens, adopting children, bee keeping, befitting a budget, befitting your appearance young, absorption tables, burying tables, table manners…you get the idea. It was aloof the admission for the ambitious homesteader. In fact, Dr. Chase’s TLC was so accepted amid immigrants affective West, he opened his own steam-driven press abode and started publishing them in German to accommodated the demand.
1888 was additionally the year the aboriginal archetype of the Oxford English Dictionary was printed. While that was an archetype of research, clarity, and order, Dr. Chase’s TLC is a mess. Even with an index, I’m not abiding how bodies begin all the admonition active abroad in it. That’s why I advance abnormality through its pages. Recently I abstruse how to survive the malarial commune of Indiana, how to sex an egg, and frogs are best captivated aing to the pond they came from while alert to the atrocious croaks of their kin (which is some effed up Vlad the Impaler shit, I’ll acquaint you what).
Despite the medical section, it seems there’s a lot of acceptable admonition in the book. I can’t adjudicator the tips on livestock or beekeeping, but the recipes are viable, the domiciliary hints are fun, and Dr. Chase’s casual snarky animadversion add bad-humored grandpa sass.
Dr. Chase’s Third, Last and Complete is in the accessible domain, but you can additionally buy a new archetype on Amazon. I would acclaim accepting an aboriginal book if you can acquisition one, aloof because it adds a little gravitas back you’re authoritative an altercation for baking an onion at 10:30 at night for bloom reasons.
*General Washington’s CureThe Baltimore American informs us that Gen. George Washington gave the afterward compound for a algid to an old adult now active in Newport back she was a actual adolescent babe in 1781–103 years afore this writing. He was lodged in her father’s house, the old Vernon mansion. As she was actuality beatific to bed aboriginal with a actual bad algid he remarked to Mrs. Vernon, the mother of this lady, “My own remedy, my baby madam, is consistently to eat aloof afore I footfall into bed a hot broiled onion if I accept a cold.”
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