Restless tossing or jerking of the body in severe illness.
The dried root of a Mexican vine of the morning-glory family, used as a purgative.
“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.
1. to be like jaundice
2. a medicine useful in curing jaundice.
A malarial fever peculiar to Java
A machine for raising patients from bed in order to change the sheets (U.S. 19th cent.).
The medicinal bark of the cinchona; Peruvian bark. Source of quinine which is an effective therapy for malaria.
Having a lower jaw that projects farther out than the upper jaw, so that the teeth do not meet.
A false medicine.
juice of figs
A wooden leg which might have been made from a jury mast, a temporary mast used when the main mast is damaged (Grose).