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The Daily Dispatch: February 18, 1865., [Electronic resource], Food for Weak Stomachs. (search)
Food for Weak Stomachs. --In the "Memoirs of Count Segur," vol. 1, page 168, there is the following anecdote: "My mother (the Countess de Segur) being asked by Voitaire respecting her health, told him that the most painful feeling she had arose from the decay of her stomach, and the difficulty of finding any kind of aliment that it could bear. Voltaire, by way of consolation, assured her that he was once for nearly a year in the same state, and believed to be incurable; but that, nevertheless, a very simple remedy had restored him. It consisted in taking no other nourishment than yolks of eggs beaten up with the flour of potatoes and water. "--Though this circumstance took place as far back as fifty years ago, and respected so extraordinary a personage as Voltaire, it is astonishing how little it is known, and how rarely the remedy has been practised. Its efficacy, however, in cases of debility, cannot be questioned, and the following is the mode of preparing this valuable art