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Identifier: bostonthomsonian06bost
Title: Boston Thomsonian manual and lady’s companion
Year: 1838 (1830s)
Subjects: Medicine, Botanic Herbal Medicine Complementary Therapies
Publisher: Boston : [s.n.]
Contributing Library: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
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short time; then mix it suffi-ciently hard for baking, and place it where itwill keep warm until it shows signs of rising,when it is suitable for baking. If not to be im-mediately baked, the dough should be set in acool place. By this process, you can make bread of abeautiful texture, and very fine flavor, there be-ing no foreign substance in it to destroy the nat-ural sweetness of the flour. A gentleman was persuaded by the friends ofa worthy and sensible young lady, who lived inan obscure and interior situation, to pay his ad-dresses to her. He accordingly sent her a let-ter of introduction, in the following words :— Can any good come out of Nazareth ? Shereturned for an answer, Come and see. Hewas so pleased with the frankness and ingenui-ty of the reply that he immediately marriedher. Our reason is a natural advantage, by theright use of which, we may, in most cases, bet-ter our condition, and remedy many of the evilsby which we are surrounded. No. xv.] AND LADYS COMPANION 233 A

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Purgatives should not be used in any case whatever. Theyare at variance with every principle of my system, as will beeeen by reference to the New Guide. They irritate the bowelsand destroy the equilibrium of the circulation, which we shoulalways endeavor to avoid. The sudden deaths of which we often hear as occurting among the Thomsonians, are no doubtprincipally owing to the administration of cathartics. * * *Since my Agents have discarded the use of butternut and bitter-root, they are muih more successful in their practice. Samuel Thomson. BOSTON, JUNE 15, 1840. THE NEW THOMSONIAN BOOK. As the time has expired when this much talked ofwork was to have been ready for the press, the pub-lic are doubtless looking with great anxiety, to learnwhat progress has been made towards its comple-tion. From what we can learn on the subject, thework will not be puhlished at present. We are in-formed by Dr. Thomson, that since the meeting ofthe Convention in New York last fall, he has neverbeen con

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