Tea and Coffee

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d sever, that the slightest exertion, even a little walking, was sufficient to bring them on. When Mr. C arrived, she was suffering from spasms of unusual violence. She had likewise the other usual symptoms of tea disease. On inquiry, he was fully satisfied that all the trouble, in this case, was the effect of tea. She was directed to abstain from it; and for several weeks had no return of the spasms, nor any other symptom particular of disease. But one day, on venturing upon a single cup of her favorite beverage, she had a slight attack of her old complaint. She resumed her abstinence, and remained well.

The fourth case was that of another female, thirty years old. She had the usual symptoms of tea disease, or tea poison, with the usual nervous suffering. The tea she had used was green tea. She had been in the use of digitalis and colchicum a fortnight, with no other effect than to add to her sufferings, as might have been expected from the addition of two more poisons to the one which was already und

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