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Offline roycymru

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Any Budding Chemists/Druggists!?
« on: Friday 17 November 17 10:44 GMT (UK) »
Hello

My great, great grandfather William Griffiths, Dyffryn Bach, Pontyberem as well as being a Sawyer/Carpenter was amazingly a druggist/chemist supplying lotions and potions to the people of Pontyberem. Quite where he acquired this knowledge/training from, nobody knows. However, he was in possession of a "A CYCLOPEDIA of DOMESTIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY" within which is a page of recipes, presumably written by William. I was wondering if anyone knew what they might be recipes for!

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Re: Any Budding Chemists/Druggists!?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 17 November 17 12:19 GMT (UK) »
isn't the "For Psoraisis" a bit of a giveaway?
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Re: Any Budding Chemists/Druggists!?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 17 November 17 12:31 GMT (UK) »
Now that you say it, Yes, but something I found impossible to decipher from his writing until pointed out. I presume this applies to number 1, how are your deciphering clues for number 2 and 3

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« Reply #3 on: Friday 17 November 17 12:36 GMT (UK) »
Soft Unguent.

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Re: Any Budding Chemists/Druggists!?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 17 November 17 12:41 GMT (UK) »
The first ingredient in number 2 is citric acid, struggling with the writing though.
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Re: Any Budding Chemists/Druggists!?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 17 November 17 12:46 GMT (UK) »
The first ingredient in number 2 is citric acid, struggling with the writing though.

Alarmingly I think it says Nitric rather than Citric - comparing the first letter with  N in No 2.
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Re: Any Budding Chemists/Druggists!?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 17 November 17 13:16 GMT (UK) »
First two lines I think are Quinine and Acid Sulph(er)

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