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Medicine

in alchemy, was that agent which brought about the transmutation of metals, or renewed old age; the philosopher's stone, and the elixir of life. How much unlike art thou, Mark Antony! Yet, …

Medicinal Days

The sixth, eighth, tenth, twelfth, sixteenth, eighteenth, etc., of a disease; so called because, according to Hippocrates, no “crisis” occurs on these days, and medicine may be …

Medicinal Hours

Hours proper for taking medicine, viz. morning fasting, an hour before dinner, four hours after dinner, and bed-time. (Quincy.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1…

Heroic Medicines

Those which either kill or cure. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Heroic SizeHeroic Age A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X …