head lice

The Christmas break is over, school is back in session, and head lice are going around. The Reverend John Wesley has a cure for you in his 1773, “Primitive Physic” book. Turn to page 90, then go down to cure number 150 and follow his instructions.  See the snippet below.  When you go and pick your kids up from school, I give you permission to make copies of this page and give them to the principal, so that he in turn can send these instructions home with every child who gets head lice. See the snippet below.

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