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52. For the goute Take Ligmamuita ℥ xvi, Sarssaparilla ℥ viii, fennel seeds ℥ vi. Boyle them in 2 gallonds of water in a pott close stopped till halfe be consumed then put it up in a glasse botle well stopped and every morning take sumthing less then a gill and so in the evening. Then take those ingredients and boy[l]e it over againe in 2 or 3 gallonds of water more and so keepe it for your continiuall drinking at any time during the time of your illness. Proved very affectiall apon a man at Dunkerck.

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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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