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dairy

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A place to milk cows, store milk, and often process milk into butter, cheese, and other dairy products. In size and complexity, it varies from a simple lean-to shed for the family cow to a...

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deadly nightshade

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

The common garden plant Atropa belladonna, the flowers of which contain hyoscine and scopolamine, two drugs that in overdoses cause flushing, dilated pupils, rapid heart rate,...

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Meals on Wheels

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

A widely used service in many countries, providing a meal, usually a hot meal, once a day, for elderly and housebound infirm persons, under the auspices of local public health or social...

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slippery elm

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

The mucilaginous interior surface of elm tree bark contains astringent alkaloids and is a traditional herbal remedy for various complaints, including gastrointestinal irritation, menstrual...

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soup kitchen

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A service established during times of hardship, notably in the Depression of the 1930s, by agencies such as the Salvation Army to provide a hot meal for destitute people; such services are...

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