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A Victorian Scrapbook

A Scrapbook of Newspaper Articles Compiled by George Burgess (1829-1905)

Victorian Health and Education

1. Everton Toffee
2. How to prevent colds

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Transcript from original newspaper article: -
Everton Toffee and How to Prevent ColdsEVERTON TOFFEE. – Ten ounces of treacle, one pound of sugar, six ounces of fresh butter, and a little lemon-peel. The butter is to be dissolved first, then the whole to be boiled very quickly.

HOW TO PREVENT COLDS. – Those who have a consumptive taint should protect themselves against colds. The most effective means in securing this protection is bathing and friction. While the surface has a vigorous circulation, colds are impossible. The cold bath, with the use of rough towels, flesh-brushes, and hair-gloves, contributes most effectually to the maintenance of such a circulation. Avoidance of hot drinks is another preventive measure. The usual draughts of coffee and tea produce much susceptibility to colds. Consumptives should, for this reason, use cold drinks. Sleeping and sitting in well-ventilated rooms is another most important prophylactic means. Furnace-heated and un-ventilated houses create a liability to colds, to say nothing of the direct influence of the vitiated air. Many colds are taken through the feet. A frequent cold-water foot-bath, with sharp friction and slapping with the hands, can scarcely be overrated. Stamping the feet, it so circumstanced that the noise is unobjectionable, standing on one foot and kicking with the other in many directions in the air, greatly improves the circulation.

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