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67. For a fractur of the scull After the scull is layed open and the bones taken out by a levetur or cut by a trapan then fitt a pece of parchment of the same bignes that the fractur is and oynt it with mell rosarie or huny of roses and also the edges of the bone of scull and so put it in gently on apon the dura mater that covers the braines and apon that a good plegen of tow and a good bolster on that and so continue that dresing while it is all most well and the bone he's cast of and then finish the

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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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