Lexicon:Ward's Pill, Ward's Drop

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Term: Ward's Pill, Ward's Drop
References: Master and Commander, page 26
HMS Surprise, page 76
Meaning: Joshua Ward (1685-1761) was famous for his pills which were a mixture of antimony and balsam and were touted as cures for many ailments. His drops were made of the same mixture, with wine added.

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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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