Extract of Saturn / The Vegeto Minneral Water

[ Extract of Saturn / The Vegeto Minneral Water ] William Paine

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
William Paine

Date: Written on or after 3 September 1768, the date on notebook. | 1768/09/23

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Medicine

Symptoms
eruptions
cutaneous eruptions

Ingredients
litharge of gold
litharge
lead oxide
red lead
white wine vinegar
brown paper
water

Places
Lincoln (probably in MA)

Source: William Paine Papers
Institution: University Of New Brunswick | Source Origin: Loyalist Collection | Reference: MIC-Loyalist FC LFR.P3W5P3

Description

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.  


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Transcription

                    Extract of Saturn
1 lb of Litharge of Gold
12 Quart of white Wine Vinegar 1Extract from M[rs] {...}
Simmer them in an Earthen Vessell for an Hour, stirring
 2Sally Paineconstantly with a Wooden Spatula __ Then filter thro’
brown Paper _____. when filtered boil in the Vessell for
¼ of an Hour & bottle for Use

    The Vegeto Minneral Water
 3 [Eliza] Paine100 Drops of the above Extract to 1 Quart of 
Water
    The use of a Vegeto for Cutaneous Eruptions 4Eliza Jane Chandler

Annotations
Saturn
lead
Litharge of Gold
Lead oxide mixed with red lead.