Lexicon:James' powder

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Term: James' powder
References: Desolation Island, page 308
The Far Side of the World, page 93
Meaning: "Antiscorbutic" powder invented by Robert James (1705-1776), although it turned out to be ineffective as a remedy for scurvy. It was made from antimony and phosphate of lime.

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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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