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  • (noun) - Sympathetic powder (Pulvis sympatheticus) of Sir Kenelm Digby, was composed of calcined sulphate of iron, prepared in a particular manner. It was long supposed to be able to cure a wound if applied to the weapon that inflicted it, or even to a portion of the bloody clothes. --Robley Dunglison's Dictionary of Medical Science, 1844

    February 7, 2018