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History No.31. Apoplexy.

Article taken from a Scottish newspaper,   July   1823.

SNUFF TAKING.-  (It will be suspected that the following article is the manufacture of a snuff shop.) - It is asserted that it would be difficult to find a case where a confirmed snuff-taker was known to die by apoplexy; and that the apophlegmatizant system, or sternutatories, which cause an evacuation of serous or mucous humour by the nostrils, are the best and most efficacious preventives of apoplexy.  The extension of the knowledge of this discovery may be highly valued by the medical profession,  if it cannot be denied that all snuff-takers are exempt from apoplexy.

My note.....Not only does this article play havoc with the spell checker,  I had to read it three times to understand what they were going on about.
                 So much for the good old days.


  • bobbob Member
    oh and what's interesting is that's an old tyme way of saying a stroke. It also says that not getting your snot out of your system especially by not sneezing is the main cause of strokes. 
  • ar47ar47 Member
    Thanks @ArtChoo fun find!
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