The Popular Science Monthly, 1883, Vol. 23 (Classic Reprint)

The Popular Science Monthly, 1883, Vol. 23 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Popular Science Monthly, 1883, Vol. 23 The Medical Rose offers a peculiar and very approved remedy for epilepsy. Advis ing the patient to stand upright, saying the Lord's prayer with the mouth wide open to prevent the first attack, and informing na that a lunatic, an epileptic, and a demoniac were the some, he gives the following sacrophysical directions: Whenothe patient and his parents have fasted three days, let them conduct him to a church. If he be of a proper age and in his right senses, let him confess. Then let him hear mass on Friday, during the fast of quatuor temporum, and also on Saturday. Oh Sunday let a good and religious priest read over his head in church the gospel which is read in September in the time of vintage, after the feast of the Holy Cross. After this, let the same priest write the same gospel devoutly, and let the patient wear it about his neck, and he shall be cured. The gospel is, This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.' Rosa Anglica, p. 78, edition 1491; ih., p. 415, edition 1595 - quoted in Willcock's Laws of the Medi cal Profession, p. 25, edition 71 338 S aw' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 348 pages
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  • English
  • 126 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243028008
  • 9780243028009