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71. For to heale or dry up a sore Take sallet oyle and read lead and boyle it well together and dipe peces of lining cloath in it. Keep them for use. 72. For the Ague Take the drye shell of a turtell beat smale and boyled in water while 2 thirds of the water be consumed and drinke of it 2 or 3 times when the ague cometh.

73. [. . .] For the Gonorea Rec. Take the concerve of bettony flowers ℥ vi: Bole, [?] dragon’s blood ana ℥ ii, blood stone ʒ ii, Venes tarpentine ℥ i; mix them together. 74. Sperrits of Urin Take a great quantity of urin and lett it ferment and stinke then lett it freeze hard and then drawe of that part which is not frozen and distill it in a limbick three times taking every time the one halfe in distilling then mix in a litle sperits of wine twice destilled. It is very good in paines of the stomack and in feavers to eas paines

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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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