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and [six unces] of rose water, six unces of good white wine rather swete then other wine, but too sweet wine is not commendable. Mix all these togither and put it in sum cleene vessel of glasse and being well closed and stopt set it in the sun a moneth together continually mixing and stiring together all the sayd thing once a daye at least to the intent they maye incorporate well together. This done, take of the same water and put certaine drops of it upon your eyes morning and

evening and in continuing so a certaine space it will cause the sight to coume againe as cleere and as pure as ever it was before. Don Alexes 51. For the Shingles Take howseleeke, catt’s blod, and creame mixed together and oynt the place warme or take the mose that groweth in a well and catt’s blod mixed and so aply it warme to the plase whare the shingles be.

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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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