Obtained, as its name indicates, from the livers of codfish. It is very nourishing and fattening to wasted and wasting bodies, sometimes checking the progress even of pulmonary consumption. Its taste is quite disagreeable. Dose, from a teaspoonful to a tablespoonful (the latter best) thrice daily, for a grown person. Many ways have been tried to make it less unpleasant to take; following it with strong mint-drops, mixing it in coffee, rinsing the mouth first with brandy or whiskey, pouring it into the froth of ale, etc. I doubt whether any way (unless it is put up in gelatine capsules, is better than to salt and pepper it, and then bolt it down; afterwards rinsing the mouth with tincture of myrrh and water. Children generally do not mind taking it, unless their fears have been aroused by talking about it.