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Context of The family magazine : in two parts. Part I. Containing useful directions in all the branches of house-keeping and cookery. Particularly Shewing How to Buy-in the Best of all Sorts of Provisions; As Poultry-Ware, Butchers-Meat, Fish, Fruit, &c. With several Hundred Receipts in Cookery, Pastry, Pickling, Confectionary, Distilling, Brewing, Cosmeticks, &c. Together with the Art of Making English Wines, &c. Part II. Containing, a compendious body of physick; explaining the virtues and properties of all sorts of meats, drinks, Herbs, Plants, Roots, Seeds, &c. used either as Food or Physick. And succinctly Treating of All the Diseases and Accidents incident to Men, Women and Children: With Practical Rules and Directions for the Preserving and Restoring of Health and Prolonging of Life. As also how to make All Kinds of Balsams, Salves, Ointments, Elixirs, Cordials, Diet-Drinks, Syrups, Electuaries, Powders, &c. In a Method intirely New and Intelligible; in which every Disease is rationally and practically considered, in its several Stages and Changes; and approved Recipe's inserted under every Distemper, in Alphabetical Order. Being principally the Common-Place Book of a late able Physician, by which he successfully, for many Years, regulated his Practice. To which is Added, An Explanation of such Terms of Art used in the Work, as could not be so easily reduced to the Understanding of common Readers. The third edition, revised, corrected, and greatly inlarged. To which is prefixed, a brief account of the great efficacy of tar-water in most Distempers; Directions for Making it, &c

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