A Book of Curious Advice: Most Unusual Manners, Morals, and Medicine from Days of Yore

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Cigarettes to cure asthma? Crushed strawberries to remove freckles? Old advice can be peculiar or even downright dangerous, as this eye-opening, enjoyable treasury of misinformation proves. Drawn from such tomes as Ladies' Indispensable Assistant (1852), Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management (1861), and Dr. Chase's Recipes (c. 1884), it offers a sampling of the most alarming remedies, unusual tips, and outdated theories from the late eighteenth to early twentieth centuries. The unwise guidance covers everything from ...

A Book of Curious Advice: Most Unusual Manners, Morals, and Medicine from Days of Yore 2005, Sterling Publishing (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781402728105

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