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80. Docr [. . .] wotor Rx take three quarts of muscadine and boyle in it sage, rue of each a handfull untill one [part] be wasted. Straine it. Set it over the fier ading their to a draghm of long peeper, ginger, nutmegs of each 1/2 oz wel brused. Boyle it a lettle. Ad 1/2 oz [treacle] Andromichus, three draghms of Metheradate, 4 oz of Aq Angelica and a sat[isfactory] quantity of the rootes. This water as saith the author should be kept as the life or as the [most] preshes thing in the world. The dose is halfe a spoonefull.


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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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