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A boocke of very good medicines for seueral deseases, wounds, and sores both new and olde [manuscript].
Packer, Katherine, fl. 1639.
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38 and when you use it spread it on harts tongue leaues & soe use as a plaister & it will cure it speedily./ SS you must straine the oyntment. ^ 107 P for the Itch . Take a penyworth of flowre of brimstone incorperated with butter & a little beaten ginger annoynt it with this line divider ^ 108. T: for cankers or wormes in a child ./ P Take the smale end of an egge & take out all the meate fill it with hony & a little more then a nutt meg of allome; set it in embers & let it boile stir ing it all the while with a wheat straw tell it looke browne & be thicke like treacle & soe annoynt the mouth with it./ ^ 109. for the wormes P Take great garden wormes & thrust a kniting needle through the middle & slit them & wash them then bind them up with a thread & boile them in plaine water gruell put butter in it & if you ill suger & sum bread & soe eate as much as you will of it euery morning &
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