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Old September 6th, 2012, 10:30 PM   #7
Lloyd Kannenberg
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 10

Hi Yaser and all,

A reference book like Boehmer's "Koekboya" that provides some amusing moments is "The Dyer's Companion", by Elijah Bemiss, first published in 1806 and reprinted by Dover Books. Not only does it include an enormous number of recipes for making "natural" dyes, it also provides cures for dropsy, cancer, hydrophobia, dysentery, cholera, St. Anthony's fire (?), consumption, and other maladies. Who could ask for more?

Lloyd Kannenberg

PS I've passed three score and ten years.
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