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A Medicalized Fiction BONUS: Archaic Drug Terminology

The research you need to do to make your medicalized historical fiction ring true may present you with unfamiliar vocabulary, or for the medical conditions appearing in your science fiction or fantasy you may want to use exotic-sounding medical words that are appropriate to the conditions you need to describe, without having to make up terminology. Click on the image above to download a PDF drug glossary compiled from the 1906 Squibb Materia Medica.

Reminder: If you want a handy reference guide to all of the natural plant-based remedies that appear in Squibb, you can find out how to order a copy of Botanical Remedies here:

Stay Tuned for Part 3 of The Ten Rights of Medicalized Fiction:
The Right Damage
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