Folio 2. Page 65. Recto

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Title

Folio 2. Page 65. Recto

Subject

Medicine for Ruptures, Whitloes, Fungus infections, warts and corns, including one which can kill you.
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Description

A plaister made of catmint, the
white of an egg Brandy, & Mastich-
[very]strengthening- good in Ruptures
& the toothache -

Whitloes on their first appearance
shoul’d be frequently immerse'd in
warm water- Sorrel boile'd & bruise'd
a good poultice for them & boile'd.

Fungous or proud flesh- sprinkled
with Minium or burnt Allum -

Warts may be cure’d by strong
vinegar charge’d with as much com-
-mon salt as it will dissolve

Corns- a leaf of housleek- Ground ivy gum 
Ammoniacum softene’d in
vinegar- or Purslain dippe’d in vinegar

Creator

Charlotte Starkie

Publisher

Gillespie Family

Date

1782 to 1808

Rights

Site licence

Format

Handwritten text on a page of a paper document

Language

English

Type

Paper Document

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A plaister made of catmint, the white of an egg, Brandy & Mastich-strengthening- good in Ruptures & the toothache -

Whitloes on their first appearance should be frequently immersed in warm water- Sorrel boiled & bruised is a good poultice for them & boils.

Warts may be cured by strong vinegar charged with as much common salt as it will dissolve

Corns- a leaf of housleek- Ground ivy gum, Ammoniacum softened in vinegar- or Purslain dipped in vinegar

alt text on image Fungous or proud flesh- sprinkle with Minium or burnt Allum -
Mastich is an alternative word for Mastic, a resinous exudate from Pistacia lentiscus (family Anacardiaceae), a small tree of the Mediterranean. It is used in chewing gum, as an enteric coating, and as a temporary filling material in dentistry.

Minium is Red Lead, another excellent way to hasten the journey to the next world. Too much of that will either drive you mad or kill you.

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Citation

Charlotte Starkie, “Folio 2. Page 65. Recto ,” The Huntroyd Receipts, accessed August 8, 2020, https://huntroyd.co.uk/items/show/113.

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