Medical snippets #7: The lungs of a fox

‘The Bone taken out of a Stagg’s heart, is a great Cordial. The Lungs of a Fox is reckon’d up amongst other Pulmonical medicaments, to contribute much towards the Cure of a Pthisis, or ulcer in the Lungs. The Liver of almost any Creature, stoppeth the Hepatical Flux. The Blood of him that bleedeth at the Nose, presently drunk, doth immediately stay his bleeding.’

Richard Bunworth, Two excellent discourses physical and philosophical. Viz. The exhibiting the cure of diseases by signature, &c. Also a vindication of the souls prerogative (1657)

Balliol College Library shelfmark: 910 a 2 (1)