[ [Latin] Haustus Purgans ] 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 18 in what is catalogued as a medical tract, a pharmacopoeia in Latin, dated 1782. Reel 1. Image courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.
Rx Infus Senæ ℥iij: Sal Glaub. ℥ss
Tinct Senæ ʒij M[isce]__ capiat mane
Rx Confect Cardiac ʒi: Sal C: C: Gr xv:
Aq Menth: ℥i: Syr: Alb: ℥ss__ M[isce]__
Haustus repetendus 4tis vel 6tis horis.
adde pro re nata Sp’ Lavend’ Co i—
Haustus Purgans cum Sena
Rx Infus: Senæ PL: ℥iv: Sal Glaub ʒvj:
Tart: Emet: Gr I. Tinct Senæ ʒij M[isce].
capiat Alger [?] ℥ii omni bihorio donec alvus soluta fuerit –
Recipe: 3 ounce infusion of senna, ½ ounce of Glauber's salts 1Glauber’s salts are the decahydrate of sodium sulfate, named after a Dutch/German chemist and apotheacry Johann Rudolf Glauber (1604-1670)., 2 ounces of tincture of senna, Mix. Take in the morning.
Recipe: 1 dram of cordial confection, 15 grains of salt of hartshorn, 1 ounce of mint water, ½ ounce of white syrup. Mix.
Drink to be repeated every 4 or 6 hours.
Add as needed composite spirit of lavender, 1 dram.
Purgative Drink with Senna
Recipe: 4 ounces of the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis infusio of senna, 6 drams of Glauber’s salts, 1 grain of tartar emetic, 2 drams of tincture of senna. Mix.
Let him take 2 ounces of [?] every two hours until the bowels are loosened.
Translation and transcription by Winston Black