[ [Latin] Gargarimata ] 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
These recipes are on page 16 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: Hordeat: li. i.
Alumen Pulv: ʒiss
Mellis _ _ _ _ ℥iss M[isce]
Gargarisma Antiseptica 1Correct Latin would be “Antispeticum”
Rx Mel Aegypt: ʒij:
Aq Hordeat: lb ij: M[isce]
Rx Decoct. Cort Peruv: li j:
Pulv. Alumen: . . . . . . lb ʒj [sic] M[isce]
Recipe: 1 pound of barley water.
1 ½ drams of alum powder
1 ½ ounces of honey. Mix.
Recipe: 2 drams of Egyptian honey:
2 pounds of barley water: Mix
Recipe: 1 pound of Peruvian bark decoction:
1 pound dram of powdered alum. Mix.
Translation and transcription by Winston Black