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 Pan.Panama’. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Panace’a.
 
A universal cure. Panacea was the daughter of Escula’pios (god of medicine). The name is evidently composed of two Greek words panakeomai (all I cure). Of course the medicine that cures is the daughter or child of the healing art.   1
   Panace’a. An Orkney proverb says the well of Kildinguie and the dulse (sea-weed) of Guiodin will cure every malady save Black Death. (Sir Walter Scott: The Pirate, chap. xxix.) (See AZOTH.)   2
   Other famous panaceas.   3
   Prince Ahmed’s apple, or apple of Samarcand, cured all disorders. (See under APPLE.)   4
   The balsam of Fierabras (q.v.).   5
   The Prome’thean unguent rendered the body invulnerable.   6
   Aladdin’sring (q.v.) was a preservative against all the ills which flesh is heir to.   7
   Sir Gilbert’s sword. Sir T. Malory, in his History of Prince Arthur (i. 116), says:—   8
        “Sir Launcelot touched the wounds of Sir Meliot with Sir Gilbert’s sword, and wiped them with the cerecloth, and anon a wholler man was he never in all his life.”
   (See also ACHILLES’ SPEAR, MEDEA’S KETLLE, REYNARD’S RING [see RING], PAN’THERA, etc.)   9
 


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