18th Century Prescription 3
prescription was made out on Dec. 20th 1796 – for a Mr Scholey
Minutes of research
and we think we have come up with the goods
Item 1 – Tincture
Thebaica – this was another term for tincture of opium – more commonly known as
laudanum (it looks as if Mr Scholey was not looking forward to Christmas much.)
Item 2 – Tinctura
Guaiaci – this was prescribed for gout (it looks as if Mr Scholey was not
looking forward to Christmas at all.)
Item 3 – Tinctura
Lavandula composite – this was prescribed for flatulence, hysteria, gastric
uneasiness, nausea and general languor and faintness (we think he was saving
this for after Christmas.)
The condition is
worn – some discolouration of the page and nibbled edges. Two holes where has been stuck on a spike. In fact it is so delicate that we have had to
make a top quality print of it, and it is this that we are selling – so good
you can hardly tell the difference.
Hence the ridiculously low price.
It measures about
6½ inches by 8 inches.
If you visit the
price negotiator on this one…. Be warned ….. his mood will vary according to
the state of his medication.