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 Gale’s Compound.Galeot’ti (Martius). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Galen (g hard).
 
Galen says “Nay,” and Hippoc’rats “Yea.” The doctors disagree, and who is to decide? Galen was a physician of Asia Minor in the second Christian century. Hippoc’rats—a native of Cos, born B.C. 460—was the most celebrated physician of antiquity.   1
   Galen. A generic name for an apothecary. Galenists prefer drugs (called Galenical medicines), Paracelsians use mineral medicimes.   2
 


 Gale’s Compound.Galeot’ti (Martius). 

 
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