December 7, 2022

FEED A COLD, STARVE A FEVER Di...

FEED A COLD, STARVE A FEVER
Did you know? “The original quote was “IF you feed a cold, you will HAVE to starve a fever.” Somehow over the centuries, the “if” got clipped — no doubt prolonging the suffering of untold multitudes who thought gluttony their best remedy. In any case, the more literal words of the renowned physician Sir William Osler should alleviate any confusion: “The cold should not be treated with contempt, but followed by bed rest, a good book to read, no food.””

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