[ [Latin] Haustus Anodynus ] 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 17 in what is catalogued as a medical tract, a pharmacopoeia in Latin, dated 1782. Reel 1. Image courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.
Rx Aq: Menth: . . . . ℥i.
Alex ** ʒi
Tint Thebaic Gutt. xxx M[isce]
Rx Aq Font: ℥iss. Sal: Succin: Volat: ℈j
Tinct: Cantharid. Syr: Croci: an’ ʒj:
M[isce]. fiat Haustus sexta quaque Hora sumend’
Rx Tinct: Tamarind: ℥j. Mannæ ℥ij: Tart.
Emet Gr. ij: Aq Fervid: ℥viij: M[isce]___
Stent simul per horam. deinde cola___
Da ℥iij secunda quaqua Hora donec alvus responderit
Recipe: 1 ounce of mint water
1 dram of alexeterial [water] [?]
30 drops of Thebaic Tincture. Mix.
Recipe: 1½ ounces of spring water, 1 scruple of volatile succinic salts, 1 dram each of tincture of cantharides and crocus syrup. Mix, let a drink be made and taken every sixth hour.
Recipe: 1 ounce of tamarind tincture, 2 ounces of manna, 2 grains of tartar emetic, 8 ounces of hot water. Mix. Let these stand together for an hour, then strain. Give 3 ounces every second hour until the bowels respond.
Translation and transcription by Winston Black