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A boocke of very good medicines for seueral deseases, wounds, and sores both new and olde [manuscript].
Leaf torn out; stub with writing. A key to the shorthand used in this manuscript is available at https://folgerpedia
Packer, Katherine, fl. 1639.
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75 ^ 252 An approued medicine for a Consumption P Take 10 house snailes breake off their shells from them, put them into a bowle of water for 12 houres to clense them from their slime, then take them out, and put them into an other bowle of water 12 howres more, after this put them into halfe a pinte of white wine 12 howres. then take a quarte of red cowes milke & put the snailes out of the wine into the milke, & boyle the snailes in the milke till it comes to a pinte, then put there unto one ounce of white suger candy finely powdered, drinke a good draught of this euery morning, when it is gon make more soe long as there shall be neede. ^ 252 Excilent Pecteralls for a Cold. P Licquorish annellseeds Calamas and oyle of fennill ginger and mace of equall quantities suger to the quantity of all. ^ 254 To make Gaskin Pouther P Take seede pearle, white amber, hearts-horne, crabs eyes, Currall beaten to fine Powder of each of the s a like quamntity, then ad to these the black tips of crabs
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