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Clues include a record that Madison's mother ordered "Royal Powder" and "sal armoniac," known epilepsy treatments, and a reference Madison made in an autobiographical account to his "sudden attacks, somewhat resembling epilepsy.
Composition de l'eau-forte d'Abraham Bosse Compose Quantite Vinaigre trois pintes * Sel armoniac ** six onces *** Sel commun six onces Verdet *** quatre onces * 1 pinte= 0'568 litres (Grande-Bretagne) 0'425 litres (Etats-Unis) ** Sel armoniac= sel ammoniacal *** 1 once = 28'7 grammes *** Verdet= acetate de cuivre Tabla 2.