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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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53 sett this a cooleing and when it is somewhat colde putt therin 3 spoonesfull full of rosewater put not this in before the other be some what cold, for if it be to hott all the salue will works out of the pan, if the parties bones be perished seethe in this some bros sed camfirre if not the other is the better, soe lett this stand vntill it be very cold before you putt it vp, keepe it very close from mice, and when you need to vse hereof of spread it vppon white soft leather on the ruffe side thereof, but doe not prick the leather, lay the plaister all ouer the soare dresse this once in 1 2 dayes, not changing the leather vnless the soare runne much then dresse it oftner otherwise change not the leather in 4 dayes if there be any thing in the bruise that will breake, this plaister will breake it, and after it doth begin take ale, dresse it very seldome it will be the sooner well after you may heale this is with dea??lome, and the plaister ouer that all ouer the bruise, this is good to sof ten the hardness of any proud fleshe a = bout any soares or imposthumes to lay ouer any other plaister to keepe it on, you shall haue a whole Lambs skin for 4 d that will serue you a long time, the thin nest is best for this purpose, this is good for many and diuerse soares and healed many proued true:
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