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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Wound.
 
Bind the wound, and grease the weapon. This is a Rosicrucian maxim. These early physicians applied salve to the weapon instead of to the wound, under the notion of a magical reflex action. Sir Kenelm Digby quotes several anecdotes to prove this sympathetic action.   1
 


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