[ [Latin] Bolus ] William Paine
Date: This recipe is from a notebook dated 1782. | 1782/01/01 to 1782/12/31
Source: William Paine Papers
Institution: University Of New Brunswick | Source Origin: Loyalist Collection | Reference: MIC-Loyalist FC LFR.P3W5P3
These recipes are on page 4 in what is catalogued as a medical tract, a pharmacopoeia in Latin, dated 1782. Reel 1. Image courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.
+ Bolus Sudorificus
Rx Pulv. Scoer. ʒss. Conf. Cardiac. q[uantum] s[ufficit]. Fiat Bolus Hora somni sumendum.
+ Bolus e Scrordio – [sic]
Rx Spec. e Scordio sine Opio. gr. XV:
Theriaca Gr. X: Syr. Alb. q[uantum] s[ufficit]: F[iat] Bolus post singulas sedes repetandas___
+ Bolus e Camphora
Rx Camphore pulv. ℈ss. Conserv: Fructus
Cynosbati: ℈i. Camphora
paulo spiritu vinoso rectificato teratur
deinde cum conserva donec perfecte misceantur.
Recipe: ½ dram of powder of scordium [?], as much cordial confection as needed.
Make a pill, to be taken at the hour of sleep.
Recipe: 15 grains of species of scordium without opium, 10 grains of theriac, as much white syrup as needed. Have a pill made, after each repeated seat [stool].
Recipe: Powder of camphor, ½ scruple. Conserve of rosehip fruits, 1 pound [?]. Camphor is first mixed with a little rectified vinous spirit, then let it be mixed with the conserves until perfected.
Translation by Winston Black