sprucebranch at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 12:44:07 PDT 2008
On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 8:42 AM, Doc <edoard at medievalcookery.com> wrote:
> --- Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com> wrote:
> > Or one could just read what Thomas Cogan has to say.
> > Thomas Cogan, [1545?-1607] The haven of health is up
> > as a searchable
> > text in the 1636 edition.
> > There's an earlier 16th century edition here on the
> > shelf, but this one
> > from EEBO-TCP is easy to
> > search and find the references in.
> Fabbo! Thanks, Johnnae. Not having access to EEBO is
> a real bite in the butt.
> > But here is the passage for Drummond and Wilson--
> > Pages 181-182
> So when talking about butter in general, Cogan
> mentions how to make May Butter by ageing it in the
> sun for 12 to 14 days, and that it's notably good in
> topical (?) medicines for ulcers and fevers (?).
The Society of British Dermatologists (didI get the name right?) has an
article that states that a traditional Finnish recipe for pressure sores (is
that bedsores?) works better than the medicines made, modernly for the
treatment of such.
The Finnish recipe: Mix unsalted butter with spruce resin.
Ian of Oertha
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