How to Cure Laryngitis, 1579

woodcut of man at person's bedside

Laye a thynne peece of rawe Beefe, to the forehead of them that have lost theyr voyce, and let it lye thereto all nyght unremoved: and it wyll helpe them presently, or at the least within three or fowre severall applications.

Thomas Lupton, A Thousand Notable Things

After three or four applications the patient will not only be speaking, but also screaming at you to stop plastering him with raw beef.