Medicine: Queer Drugs

_Druggists frequently get requests, occasionally by a doctor's prescription, for such queer, almost forgotten but nonetheless authentic remedies as:

Skunk or beaver secretions, for amenorrhea.

Crab claws or oyster shells, powdered, to clean teeth.

Cuttlefish bones and crabstones, for acid stomachs.

Neat's-foot oil from the unhoofed foot of an ox, or turtle oil from turtle eggs or fat, to cure scurvy.

Musk tincture, a heart remedy.

Ox gall, to overcome constipation or cure snake bites.

Bear grease, for salves.

Spanish flies, an aphrodisiac.

Oil of egg yolks, to treat sore eyes.

News of another strange medicament last...

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