Babylonian Prayer

To rid a body of Consumption

Wicked Consumption, villainous Consumption, Consumption which never leaves a man, Consumption which cannot be driven away, Consumption which cannot be induced to leave, Bad Consumption, in the name of Heaven be placated, in the name of earth I conjure thee! (from Buck, p. 13).

Buck, Albert H. (1917). From The Growth of Medicine from the earliest times to about 1800. New Haven: Yale University Press.