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Mad-dog bites driving you crazy? Help is at hand

Screen Shot 2016-03-12 at 16.23.57The following course of action, Dalrymple notes, is indicated in John Aubrey’s Miscellanies (1696):

To cure the biting of a Mad-Dog, write these words in paper, viz. Rebus Rubus Epitepscum, and give it to the party, or beast bit, to eat in bread, &c. A Gentleman of good quality, and a sober grave person, did affirm, that this receipt never fails.

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