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A Late Discourse Made in a Solemne Assembly of Nobles and Learned Men at Montpellier in France, ... Touching the Cure of Wounds by the Powder of Sympathy

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A Late Discourse Made in a Solemne Assembly of Nobles and Learned Men at Montpellier in France, ... Touching the Cure of Wounds by the Powder of Sympathy (a.k.a. The Cure of Wounds; The Powder of Sympathy)

By Sir Kenelm Digby


The ‘Late Discourse’ gives Digby's complex mechanical explanation of the "sympathetic powder", a Paracelsian weapon-salve which was applied to the weapon that inflicted the wound, rather than to the patient. Exiled in Paris after the English civil war, Digby studied chemistry und…

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Early Modern17th CenturyScientific RevolutionMedicineMedicalClinical MedicineHygieneR. WhiteJames HowellSympathetic PowderSympathetic TreatmentParacelsusParacelsian


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