[ [Latin] Aqua Bacc. Juniperi ] William Paine
Date: This recipe is from a notebook dated 1782. | 1782/01/01 to 1782/12/31
William Paine Papers
Institution: University Of New Brunswick | Source Origin: Loyalist Collection | Reference: MIC-Loyalist FC LFR.P3W5P3
This recipe is the first page of what is catalogued as a medical tract, a pharmacopoeia in Latin, dated 1782. Reel 1. Image courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.
Pharmacopoeia in usum nosocomii
Regii militaris. Anno 1782.
Aqua Bacc. Juniperi:
Menthe Piperitidis etc. etc.
I. Vel 1This text is copied from Donald Monro’s Observations on the Means of Preserving the Health of Soldiers; and of Conducting Military Hospitals... Second Edition. 2 vols. (London, 1780), pp 288-289. The second volume of this version includes a “Pharmacopoeia in usum nosocomii regii militaris” on pp 281-322, dated 1761. aliæ aquæ hujus generis præparati [sic] possint terendo in mortario vitreo elæosac-
=chara præparata cum oleis essentialibus
et sacchari albi 12 Quantitate. et
dein addendo aquæ fontane, vel
Spiritus vini tenuis quantitatem
Pharmacopeia for the use of the Royal Military Hospital. In the Year 1782
Water of Juniper Berries
Of Peppermint etc. etc.
I. Or other waters of this kind should be prepared by grinding in a glass mortar eleosacchara [sugar oils] prepared with essential oils and 12 times the quantity of white sugar, and then by adding a sufficient quantity of spring water or thin spirit of wine.
Translation by Winston Black