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(image-15) 20. For a Sore throte or King's Evell Take guaiacom sliced ℥ iii, the bark of guaiacom ℥ i infuse in 6 quarts of fair water on hott ashes 24 hours. Then boyle it over a gentill fire till a third part be wasted. Then add of epithimum pollipodium ana ℥ ii , fumitory, borrage, and buglose roots, flowers of rosmary, prim rose, cow slips, violets, and sweet fenill seeds of each ℥ ss . Boyle it till a quart be wasted then add sena ℥ iii. Boyl it a litle and straine it and clarifie it with whits of eggs. Sweeten it with sugar. Give 2 or 3 spoonfulls every morning to a child, more to a groune person: enough to give 2 or 3 lous stooles in a daye for 8 days together. This alone have cured the King's Evill.

(image-16). 21. For [ . . .] Take cleere turpentine ʒ i and ruberb 1/2 ʒ in fine powder; mix them and take for many days together. 22. For Paine in the Eare Take mithredate and put it into the eare with a litle wooll and keep it warme. 23. For a Cough Take eggs boyle them till they bee hard, hold them in your hand one at a time as hott as you can suffer it and with the heat and strenght of your hand press out the oyle, take a quantity of this oyle and a little powder of alloes and fine sugar. Make it into a surrup. Take a litle of this surrup as often as need require. This is comended by G: as if non could equall it.

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Apothecary weights

Apothecary Symbols

*see abbreviations below table

Symbol Name TR (*) ME (*)
lb, li, libr. libra, pound apothecary's pound 373.243 g
ss semis half half
uncia, ounce, unce apothecary's ounce 31.103 g
Q quarta quart between 0.95 and 1.16 liters
ʒ dragma, dram dram 3.888 g
G grana, grain grain 0.065 g (65 mg)
A ana of each one of each one
lb ss libr. semi half an apothecary's pound 186.623 g
℥ ss semuncia half an apothecary's ounce 15.552 g

Name = Name in Text

TR = Translation

ME = Modern Equivalent (approx.; in grams and liters)

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