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An Account of the Extraordinary Medicinal Fluid, called Aether.

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Author: Matthew Turner
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,441 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 28.4
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 2,485
Added to site: 2004.07.03
mnybks.net#: 8655
Genre: Science
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wo thirds of it to those about fourteen Years old.


_The Method of applying the AETHER Externally._

To apply it Externally, you must procure a Bit of Linen Rag, of such a Dimension as to be conveniently covered by the Palm of the Hand; moisten this Rag with a little of the AETHER as it lies upon your Palm, and instantly apply it to the Part affected, pressing it very close, so as to prevent the Escape of it's Fumes, for two or three Minutes, in which Time the Rag will be found dry, and may be taken away. It will be more convenient, on some Occasions, (as in applying it to Paralytic Parts, Rheumatic Pains, and the Gout,) to place the Rag upon a Piece of a soft, thin Bladder and, when moisten'd with the AETHER, to bind it gently upon the Part. A slight Redness usually appears upon the Part after the Application, but it quickly vanishes; but it may sometimes happen, where the Skin is very tender and too much AETHER has been applied to the Forehead, or within the Ears, that it may affect the Skin more than

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