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A treatise on the virtues and efficacy of the saliva, or fasting spittle: being conveyed into the intestines by eating a crust of bread, early in a morning fasting, in relieving the gout, scurvey, gravel, stone, rheumatism, &c., arising from obstructions : also, on the great cures accomplished by the fasting spittle, when externally applied to recent cuts, sore eyes, corns, warts, &c