Perkinism
Perkinism Per"kin*ism, n. (Med.) A remedial treatment, by drawing the pointed extremities of two rods, each of a different metal, over the affected part; tractoration, -- first employed by Dr. Elisha Perkins of Norwich, Conn. See {Metallotherapy}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tractor — Tract or, n. [NL., from L. trahere, tractum, to draw.] 1. That which draws, or is used for drawing. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Med.) Two small, pointed rods of metal, formerly used in the treatment called Perkinism. [1913 Webster] 3. a motor vehicle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tractor airplane — Tractor Tract or, n. [NL., from L. trahere, tractum, to draw.] 1. That which draws, or is used for drawing. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Med.) Two small, pointed rods of metal, formerly used in the treatment called Perkinism. [1913 Webster] 3. a motor… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tractor propeller — Tractor Tract or, n. [NL., from L. trahere, tractum, to draw.] 1. That which draws, or is used for drawing. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Med.) Two small, pointed rods of metal, formerly used in the treatment called Perkinism. [1913 Webster] 3. a motor… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tractor screw — Tractor Tract or, n. [NL., from L. trahere, tractum, to draw.] 1. That which draws, or is used for drawing. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Med.) Two small, pointed rods of metal, formerly used in the treatment called Perkinism. [1913 Webster] 3. a motor… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tractoration — Trac to*ra tion, n. See {Perkinism}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • truck tractor — Tractor Tract or, n. [NL., from L. trahere, tractum, to draw.] 1. That which draws, or is used for drawing. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Med.) Two small, pointed rods of metal, formerly used in the treatment called Perkinism. [1913 Webster] 3. a motor… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perkins — Elisha, U.S. physician, 1741–1799. See perkinism …   Medical dictionary

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