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chained_bear commented on the word murias hydrargi corrosivus
"'...intend to put them on the Viennese treatment next week.'
'My authorities speak of it, but I do not recall that they name its principle.'
'It is the murias hydrargi corrosivus.'
'The phial next to the myrrh? I have never known it used.'
'Just so. I reserve it for the most obdurate cases: there are grave disadvantages...'"
--O'Brian, The Wine-Dark Sea, 76
March 14, 2008
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