[ Eruptions ] Dr. William James Almon
Date: Late 18th century; exact date unknown.
Manuscript Notebook of Dr. William James Almon
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Almon Family Fonds | Reference: MG 1 / Microfilm Reel 10,045
A Latin prescription for a smelling remedy used to treat eruptions, p. 20.
For the Itch from Mr Salter.__
Rx Flor. Sulph. ℥i – Cinnab. Antimon. – Sal: Commun. ana ℥ss.
Ol: Olivar. q[uantum] s[ufficit]
Fiat Ung[uent]a to be rubb’d only in the Palms of the Hands in the quantity of ʒij and smelled to frequently.
Recipe: 1 ounce of flowers of sulphur, ½ ounce each of Cinnabar of Antimony, as much olive as needed. Make an ointment to be rubbed only in the Palms of the Hands in the quantity of 2 drams and smelled frequently.
Latin translation and transcription by Winston Black