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scabs, itch, stinging with nettles, bees, wasps, hornets, venemous beasts, wounds made with poysoned arrows. It helps scoldings though made with oyle, burnings though with lightning and that without scar. It helpeth nasty, rotten, stinking, putrifyed ulcers though in the legs, whether the humors are most subject to resort. In fistulaes though the bone be afflicted, it shall scale it without any instrument and bring up the flesh from the very bottom. A wound dressed with it will never putrify. A wound mad with so smale a weapon that no tent will follow, anoint but with this and you need not fear any dainger. If your head ach anoint your temples

with this and it shall have ease. The stomack being anointed with it, no infirmity dares harbor there, no not asthmaes nor consumtions of the lungs. The belly being anointed with it helps the collik and illiack passion and the worms. It helps the hemorrhoids or piles and is the best oyntment for gouts that is, of all sorts. Joubertus

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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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