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till the [. . .] then dry it and [. . .] and ad to it pound i of good [niter] in fine pouder mixed as before and put it into a hott crusible and use it in all respects as befor. Wash and grind the clods till the water is no more salt then put it into warm water. Stir it about that the water may be thik as milk then poure it of into another vessel. Doe this till all your [antimony] that is prepared be poured of. Lett it stand and settle and powr of the cleere water till it be all off. Lett the pouder dry and keep it for use. The dose is from 3 graines to 24 in feavers or any siknes or paine that requires swett. It is a strong cordiall and may be safly used for maids’ siknes and for women in child bed though the person be very weak. Let your work be

done [. . .] for [symbol for Venus; possibly intended antimony] will [. . .] vomit. 14. For the flux of the belly Take anisseeds, liquerish, and ellecompaine roots beaten to powder and made into an electuary with hony and tak of before meat every an houre as much as a nutmeg or walnut if need be. Mr Alcok 15. For Extrem Thirst and Vomiting in a malignant feaver Take salt of wormwood ℈ i and a spoonfull of the juce of lemonds mix them in a spoone and give it the patient. 16. For Stone in the Kidnes and Blader or to Provent it Take wild carret seeds and boyle in ale and drinke dose ʒ ii every night. An other: Take 3 Drops of oyle of fenill once a day.

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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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