The following is a list of Traditional Weights and Measures used in Traditional Medicine.
It is interesting to note that in most systems, the basic unit of weight began with the weight of a grain, usually of Wheat or Barley.
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Traditional set of Apothecary weights
The following symbols are commonly used in old medical texts to represent weights or measures, or else abbreviations relevant to the making of compounds.
The following show the proportions of an adult dose that should be given to children according to 2 different methods
The following shows the Ancient Weights and Measures used by the Indians, Greeks, Romans and Arabs