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29. For the Stoping of the Menstrus Tak nutmegs ℥ i, cinamon ʒ ii, safron ʒ i, cloves if you please ʒ i or ʒ ss, [iron] calsined the waight of all the rest al in fine pouder, dose as much at a time as will ly on a broad [shilling] morning and evening and a cup of good madera wine after it ther maye be added salt absinthiom or tobacco. 30. An Excelent medisen to break a sore with speed or few howers Take the iner bark of the roots of white thorne. Bruise it well and laye it upon the place whare you se best for the sore to break and after a litle while it will draw very strongly till the sore break and then will ceace then you may dress the sore with other medisin at your desir.

31. For Vometing and Loosnes in Men, Women, and Children Take an egg break a little hole in one end of it and put owt the white then put in about 1/2 spoonfull of baye salt. Then fill up the egg with strong rom or spirits of wine and sett it in hott ashes and lett it boyle till the egg be dry then take it and eat it fasting and fast an hour after it or drink a litle distilled waters of mint and fenill which waters mixed together and drank will help in most ordinary cases. cr 32. For a Person that is Distrated: if it be for a Woman Tak milk of a nurce that gives suck to a male child and also tak a hee catt and cut of one of his ears or a peece of it and lett it blede into the milk and then lett the sick woman drink it. Doe this three times.

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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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