A Remedy for Hiccups


In his 1607 Rich Storehouse, or Treasurie for the Diseased, Matthew Blower offers “a present medicine for the hickop”:

Take thy finger ends, and stop both thine ears very hard, and the hickop will surcease immediately.

According to Julian Walker, author of How to Cure the Plague and Other Curious Remedies (2013), it apparently works.

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