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Old 08 April 2016, 07:11 PM
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Do you mean to say that Chamfort is recommending it as medicine or that he is the one repurposing an old medicinal recommendation?

Also, I'm not sure toads were generally considered medicinal in western society, weren't they considered very toxic back? IMS, the etymology of "toady" would be a person who would pretend to eat or lick a toad and fall victim to a horrible malady that only the miracle tonic could cure.