"It (borax) is an aphrodisiac, and will excite the venereal appetite when taken internally; but its aphrodiasiac effects are said to be more marked when a solution of it is injected into the rectum and retained there for an hour or two."In this 1867 medical journal, he also lists other aphrodisiacs including Indian hemp oil, oil of turpentine, nux vomica (whatever that is), phosphorus, musk, castor, and opium. Wow. Forget aphrodisiacs -- mix all that up and you're one eye of newt away from being able turn people into donkeys.
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