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A diet drink to correct sharp humors in the blood

Roots of sarsaparilla sliced half a pound quiacum shavings & sassafrass of each two ounces, antimony carefully tied in a rag one ounce, to the above add eight quarts of water which must be gently boild till reduced to four quarts, strain & when cold bottle it. One quart to be taken every day, one third before rising, one at noon & one at night when you go to bed. Avoid salt or savory meats, & all sorts of vegetables except potatoes. Drink white wine & water in preference to a malt beer & drink no Port wine.

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