[ [Latin] Linctus ] 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 on page 23 in what is catalogued as a medical tract, a pharmacopoeia in Latin, dated 1782. Reel 1. Image courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.
Linctus 1A “linctus” is a sticky and typically sweet medical preparation taken to coat the throat and relieve a cough or soreness.
Rx Conserv: Cynosbat. ℥iv: Ol:
Olivarum Syrup Balsam: ana ℥ij:
adde pro re nata Sp’ vitrioli tenuis,
ʒiv____ Dosis cochleare theæ
Recipe: 4 ounces of rosehip preserves, 2 ounces each of olive oil and balsam syrup, add according to need 4 ounces of thin spirit of vitriol. Dose: a teaspoon as the cough urges.