[ [Latin] Haustus ] 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 20 in what is catalogued as a medical tract, a pharmacopoeia in Latin, dated 1782. Reel 1. Image courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.
Rx Sp’ Mindereri ℥ij: Sal: Succini:
Pulv: Castorei an’ Gr xij: M. F. H.
Repetend. 4tis uel 6tis horis___
Cinnamomi simplicis__ Aquæ Puræ singulorum ℥ss___ Fiat haustus in effervescentis sumendus
Rx Ol: Olivarum. Julep e Mentha ana ℥j:
Manne ʒvj: Syr e Meconio ʒi M[isce]___
Fiat haustus ter die sumendus___
Recipe: 2 ounces of spirit of Minderer, 12 grams each of succinic salt and castoreum powder. Mix and make a drink.
To be repeated every 4 or 6 hours.
Recipe: 1 scruple of wormwood salts, ½ ounce each of lemon juice, simple cinnamon water, pure water. The drink should be made and taken effervescent.
Recipe: 1 once each of olive oil, mint julep. 6 drams of manna, 1 dram of poppy syrup. Mix. Have a drink, to be taken three times a day.
Translation and transcription by Winston Black