Recipe for a cure for the bite of a mad dog, 1726

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an infallible cure for the Bite of a mad Dog
Take six ounces of Rue, clean'd, pick'd and bruis'd.
four ounces of garlick, peel'd and bruis'd.
four ounces of Venice Treacle.
four ounces of filed pewter, or scraped Tin
Boil these in two quarts of the best Ale, in a pan cover'd close over a gentle fire, for the space of one hour; then strain the ingredients from the Liquor; give eight or nine spoonfulls of it warm to a man or woman three mornings fasting, and cold to any beast fasting. eight or nine spoonfuls is sufficient for strongest, a less quantity to those younger, or of a weaker constitution, as you may judge of their strength; ten or twelve for a horse or Bullock, three, four, or five for a sheep, Hog or Dog.
This must be given within nine days after the Bite, and it never fails either in man or Beast. if you can conveniently bind some of the ingredients on the wound