Bad Medicine: flatulence cures

Samuel Pepys was kind of a weirdo

Samuel Pepys was kind of a weirdo

 

Samuel Pepys lived during the 17th century and is most noted for having kept a personal diary that gives us rare glimpses into everyday life at the time as well as major events like the Plague of London and the Great Fire.

He evidently believed that a hare’s foot had cured his, ahem, wind, and writes of it quite happily.

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