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Dulcified spirit of vitriol, 32 troyounces.
Oil of peppermint, 1/2 troyounce.
Oil of lemon, 2 fluidrachms.
Oil of nutmeg, 1 fluidrachm.
Gradually drop the oils into the spirit and mix the whole well together.
This preparation is a simplification of Vigani's complex and quaint formula, and was accepted as a substitute by the Edinburgh Pharmacopoeia. Of it the New Dispensatory, London, 1770, remarks: "A medicine of this kind was formerly in great esteem under the title of Vigani's Volatile Elixir of Vitriol, the composition of which was first communicated to the public in the Pharmacopoeia Reformata."