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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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67 Note: this recipe continues in Packer's shorthand, upside wear chalke shells with a whole that will not tuch the niple the utter the ch?ng the better it will be. in regular script but still upside down: sore nipples Note: In regular script: 233 for sore niples ^ Beate bole armonake & put sum plantine water to it & warme it & wash the niples after the child hath sucled./ - ^ 234 for an Ague S in the Breast fill bags with hot embers & lay them as hot as you can well indure to your breast w he n the e are cold put on more./ ^ 235 for the Itch P Shred ground Iuy & boile it with butter to an oynt = ment, then straine it & strew in the powder of ginger, stir = ing it still./. P ^ 236 A Clister for Co:1: the shingles . Take white Beets, mercury violet leaues, & mallowes, of each halfe a handfull; of fennell seeds a spoonfull, boile th es in a fit & halfe of posett drinke, wh e n it is halfe consumed straine it, & put
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