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[. . .] forth gently the two instrum[ents] together whereby you maye gr[ab] hold of the after berth with your hand and so take it away. But if you doe at any time loose your hold and that it doe not al come awaye together, which I did once see by reason of the rotennes of it, then you must work againe in like maner as above described till your end [be] atained. And for a help herin [. . .] inward means may be used [. . .] a plaster of galbenum [. . .] to the reagion of [. . .]

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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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