Phistillia [fistula] watter [water] which will keep the pipe from growing & desolve [dissolve] ye Lump that is hard

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Title

Phistillia [fistula] watter [water] which will keep the pipe from growing & desolve [dissolve] ye Lump that is hard

Date

1694/1795

Description

Describes a recipe for "fistula water," a remedy for treating fistulas using alum, zinc sulfate ("white vitriol"), and bole armeniac (a kind of clay uses as a styptic).

Transcribed by Elizabeth Ochsner
Edited by Stephanie Grimm

Transcript

A Phis[t]illia watter which will keep ye pipe
from Growing & desolve ye Lump. That is hard
Take of Allom & white [b]itterell of Each one ounce
mi[illegible] it on a hot fire shovell till it grow hard
then take an ounce of [t]rue Bole A[rmen]ack in
pouder / Six diaghms of these before said Ingred
ients & 2 draghms of Camphier pouder mixt
and put all in to 2 quarts of watter that has
boyld from 4 quarts to 2 [S]iring ye Phistila
& wash & dress up with Dosils or plegets of [L]on[t]
dipt in it & Lay dooble Cloths wet in in ye
[S]ame watter warm & squesed out & howll
up ye part you may also wett ye Rowler in
the Same watter it is also good for any other
[text loss] ye yellow Salve to ye wound

Contributor

Grimm, Stephanie
Ochsner, Elizabeth
Le, Vincent

Source

Elizabeth Fairfax cookbook, Collection #C0202, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Publisher

George Mason University Libraries

Rights

Public domain. There are no known restrictions.

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