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As Prophylactics (preventives) of the fever, Macrotin, Bell.

These two medicines serve as prophylactics (preventives) of Cholera.

Indeed, nature herself seems to have pointed them out as prophylactics against the diseases of hot weather.

The employment of aromatics as prophylactics is not less beneficial in children than in adults.

I have no fear of either, when judiciously employed; and as prophylactics in cholera, I do not think their place can be supplied.

Gestures, too, often intentionally obscene, were regarded as prophylactics on meeting the dreaded individual.

Prophylactics are remedies employed to prevent the attack of any particular disease, such as quinine, &c.

The almost universal dependence upon amulets, as prophylactics or healing agencies, originated through popular ignorance and fear.

Like amulets, they were formerly worn on the body, either as prophylactics or as healing agents.

The agents supposed to be prophylactics are those also resorted to as therapeutic remedies.