Tuesday, December 20, 2016

How to Cure a Stuffy Nose, 1658


Cold season is upon us. In his book The History of Four-Footed Beasts and Serpents Edward Topsell tells how to deal with that snotty nose: stuff a mouse up it.
"If any man shall but touch or kiss with his mouth the snowt or nostrils of a Mouse, and be troubled with the disease called the Rhume, which falleth down and stuffeth the nostrils, he shall in very short space be eased of the same."
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