Paracelsus coined it to name a medicine that contained
opium, gold, and crushed pearls (among other things); eventually it came to
denote any tincture of opium; what word is it?
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Laudanum also contains alcohol, which is what makes it a
tincture. The word laudanum perhaps derives from the Latin
laudere, to praise, or from the Latin
ladanum, a resin.
Patrick Henry, along with many an
artist and author, allegedly had an addiction to this drug, which was quite the
rage during the Victorian era.
looking up biographical information on Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus
Bombastus von Hohenheim [i.e., Paracelsus], as a result of your
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