[ Extract of Saturn / The Vegeto Minneral Water ] William Paine
Date: Written on or after 3 September 1768, the date on notebook. | 1768/09/23
Source: William Paine Papers
Institution: University Of New Brunswick | Source Origin: Loyalist Collection | Reference: MIC-Loyalist FC LFR.P3W5P3
The recipe is likely from the French surgeon Thomas Goulard, who developed Extract of Saturn (or Extract of Lead) and Vegeto-Mineral Water, which were used for their astringent properties. The marginalia includes Paine family names.
This recipe appears to have been added to the front of a manuscript that collects lectures.
Second Notebook of Medical Memorada, 1768, Reel 2. Image use courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.
Extract of Saturn
1 lb of Litharge of Gold
12 Quart of white Wine Vinegar
Simmer them in an Earthen Vessell for an Hour, stirring
brown Paper _____. when filtered boil in the Vessell for
¼ of an Hour & bottle for Use
The Vegeto Minneral Water
The use of a Vegeto for Cutaneous Eruptions