A Medical Anecdote

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Author: Anonymous

Date: August 4, 1766

“The story is told of a number of people who hired a man to go to Stafford, Connecticut, to bring back mineral water. He filled a thirty-gallon cask, sold the water all the way back to Massachusetts at one dollar per gallon, and by refilling it at each brook along the route, managed to dispose of 160 gallons….the people believing it genuine, soon found the salutary effects thereof.”

Source: Boston Gazette

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