Of Sympathetic Medicines

IN the year 1639, a little book came forth, whose title was, 'The Sympathetical Powder of Edricius Mohynus, of Eburo,' whereby wounds are cured without application of the medicine unto the part afflicted, and without superstition it being sifted by the sieve of the reasons of Galen and Aristotle wherein it is Aristotetically, sufficiently, proved, whatsoever the title of it promises but it hath neglected the directive faculty, or virtue, which may bring the virtues of the sympathetical powder,...