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Medicine

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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, coming from him, that great medicine hath

With his tinct gilded thee.”


Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra i. 5.

Father of Medicine. Aretæos of Cappadoʹcia, who lived at the close of the first and beginning of the second century, and Hippocʹratēs of Cos (B.C. 460–357) are both so called.

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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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