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Emʹpirics

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Quacks. A school of medicine founded by Serapʹion of Alexandria, who contended that it is not necessary to obtain a knowledge of the nature and functions of the body in order to treat diseases, but that experience is the surest and best guide. They were opposed to the Dogmatics (q.v.). (Greek, peirao, to try, which gives the Greek empeiria, experience.)

We must not


So stain our judgment, or corrupt our hope,

To prostitute our past-cure malady

To empirics.


Shakespeare: All’s Well That Ends Well, ii. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Emotion
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Empedoclēs
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Emperor of Believers
Emperor of the Mountains
Empire City (The)
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Empty as Air
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