Lexicon:Blue ointment

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Term: blue ointment
References: The Nutmeg of Consolation, page 188
The Yellow Admiral, page 124
The Hundred Days, page 43
Meaning: A treatment for syphilis, composed of metallic mercury triturated with lard.

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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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