By Henry Solomon Wellcome Sir
Excerpt from Anglo-Saxon Leechcraft: An ancient caricature of Early English medication; Lecture Memoranda, American scientific organization, Atlantic urban, 1912
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Is glass .. ,, r and shows the antiquity of the . reputation of this substance as a poison. said to have been used for criminal purposes as late as the eighteenth century. ANGLO-SAXON LKECHCRAFT 37 From this account of the ana-worm it seems probable that maggots of bot-flies, which infest cattle, are referred to, which at that time inayTiave attacked man. " all c ^, r re ", e e A leechdom to relieve toothache in which it is recommended to mix powdered cinnamon and pepper into a plaster with honey and ,'"0"^ lay against the tooth, would doubtless effective as many remedies recommended for it be as the same purpose at the present time.
Leek: bishopwort, lupin, pound henbane, cropadd ale for a liquid, let i: stand for a night, cat Inn tit grains, and holy water. KECHCR AFT 45 and Exurgat, and Salvum me fac, deus ; and then him drink the drink out of a church bell, and the ma after priest Domini, sunctt: the drink sing this over him, patir omnipotens. a lunatic r let let costmary, goutweed, lupin, betony, ; cropleek, field gentian, hove, fennel ; let masses be sung over, let it be wrought of foreign ale and of holy water; let him drink this thick for attorlothe, nine mornings, at every one fresh, and no other liquid that is thick and still, and let him give alms, and earnestly pray God for his mercies.
Lun cj'inin | 1 v:'. THE HERB MAYTHE (CHAMOMILE) From an Anglo-Saxon Manuscript The " Herbarium " ca. D. " It is diagnosed when " the patient's body all becometh bitter, and as Y. " The latter observation is interesting as being one of the f-w instances in the Anglo-Saxon leechdoms of and pernicious, unne is observation, or reference to the appearance which was regarded so highly by the clincial of the his urine, Greek physicians as an aid drinks li< I or and imiiHToiis. that poisoning to diagnosis.