Adur, or holy fire, is identified as the son of Ahura Mazda in the Avesta, and appears as an anthropomorphic image on late-Sasanian silver drachms
, encircled by a very similar halo of fire.
, better known as a dram, is equal to an eighth of a fluid ounce - and brimstone is an archaic term for sulphur.
Two or three drachms
of chloroform were spilt freely upon a folded handkerchief or pad of lint that was held over the patient's face.
Olive oil, one pound; oil of organum, one drachm
[1/8th ounce]; oil rosemary, 1-1/2 drachms
What wonder that the stars and stripes wave over doses of ninety grains sulphate of quinine, and that the American eagle screams with delight to see three drachms
of calomel given at a single mouthful?(17) Identifying traditional therapeutics with an anti-intellectual tendency to violence, Holmes's satire reveals one aspect of the gender dynamic informing the medical debate he has joined to turn on the issue of medicine's gendered identity.
The topics include small change and the beginning of coinage at Abdera, Athens and bronze coinage, the pseudo-Rhodian drachms
of Mylasa revisited, and cooperative coinage.