Then there is a commentary on the "Cantica of Avicenna," and a tractate on the "Theriac."
He is partial to long controversies, calmuniates priest and theriac.
There he found that the most called for remedy was a theriac.
Theriac is only the more rigid form of the same word, the scholarly, as distinguished from the popular, adoption of it.
But we lawyers boil our theriac even nowadays and regard the most important study, the study of reality, with arrogance.
Being, however, provided with theriac and other antidotes against the poison, Alvaro and all his men recovered from their wounds.
Whenever any compound was for any reason spoiled in the drug store, the rule was, "Put that aside for the theriac."
Theriac or Mithridatum grew in complexity until by the 16th century it had some 60 different ingredients.