Lexicon:Hogs lard

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Term: hogs lard
References: The Nutmeg of Consolation, page 54
The Yellow Admiral, page 124
Blue at the Mizzen, page 73
Meaning: Mercury was triturated with this to produce an ointment for treating syphilis. Lard or grease from various animals was used as a base for ointment.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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