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Quandary Resolution 4426
nugacity, swage, doctrine of signatures, couthie


The old healer was known for being couthie, and after examining the patient, he used the doctrine of signatures to prescribe a tonic made of bloodwort to restore the man’s vitality rather than the bloodletting recommended by a former ship’s surgeon, but when questioned about the apparent nugacity of his treatment, he replied rather caustically, “Perhaps you think that being more aggressive would be more useful for curing his condition, in which case I could begin by applying a swage to his head.”.

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