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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 16


The diet of smallpox patients should be increasingly cold,749 composed of barley and oats; and let the sick man take milk of almonds. If the fever be strong, make this pottage, wherein is put liverwort, lactuca, and scariole; and if the bowels be relaxed, mix with a little plantain. Then a pottage of bugloss may be made, which cleans the blood well, and he may eat figs and almonds, on removing their skins.