Directions for treating persons in the small pox : avoid all flesh, gross things, wine, spirits, beer and cider, and all heating strong herbs and spices.
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Leaflet suggesting fresh air, light bed-clothes, toast, plentiful cold liquids (water, milk, apple water, jelly water) and avoiding heat, meat, alcohol, herbs and spices in order to help cure smallpox. Probably from about 1820.