Cache-Control: public, max-age=1024000 Pharmacopoeia Extemporanea: A Cordial Bolus

A Cordial Bolus.

Take Powder of a Crabs-claw compound, Goa Stone, each half a scruple; Powdered Saffron 5 grains; make it up with Confectio Alkermes.

It forceth Sweat, and at the same time gives Strength to bear it, for it recreates the languishing Spirits, and is a fine Cordial. Its of excellent and frequent use in continual Fevers, where the Spirits are, (from the beginning) struck as with Malignity; the Strength strangely failing, the pulse low, the Urine pale, and Heat not much increased.

It's to be taken from every 12, to every 2 hours, 'till it be found that Nature riseth; and when that point is once gain'd, it must not be over-done, but left off again by Degrees, according as the present case requires. For in such a Fever necessary, that a Physician give constant attendance to make due Observation, and strike his blows right.

Thomas Fuller
Pharmacopeia Extemporanea 1710