Cache-Control: public, max-age=1024000 Buchan's Domestic Medicine : Bolus of Rhubarb and Mercury.

Bolus of Rhubarb and Mercury.

Take of the best rhubarb, in powder, from a scruple to half a drachm; of calomel, from four to six grains; simple syrup, a sufficient quantity to make a bolus.

This is a proper purge in hypochondriac constitutions; but its principal intention is to expel worms. Where a stronger purge is necessary, jalap may be used instead of the rhubarb.

William Buchan
Domestic Medicine 2nd edition 1785