Medicine: Rat Blood

If a man be ridden with a great weight of sleep, as one who has tasted mandragora, so that his eyes glue themselves together, and all his functions are dried up in drowsiness, the blood of a rat poured into his veins may avail to remove the curse and call back the soul into his body.

This is not a quotation from an archaic book on medicine. It is a theory put forward by Dr. W. H. Taliaferro of the University of Chicago, who has been experimenting with rat blood as a cure for sleeping sickness....

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