To stop hiccoughs... or in 2007 we call them hiccups... give the patient a teaspoonful of granulated sugar and vinegar. If this does not give instant relief, repeat the dose.
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This section of the cookbook courtesy of the 1939 8th edition of the Willing Workers Cookbook.
Published at Sumneytown, PA by the Willing Workers Society. Folk remedies from almost 100 years ago.