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Reference 2, " Captain James Cook's Antimony Cup" by R.I. McCallum, is cited as the source for the following.
- 'The meaning of the word "antimony" seems to have come from Basil Valentine and the name "Antimoine" meaning "against monks".
- The Technologist, Volume 1, p. 388 in a curious anecdote which I copy verbatim from Poiret's 'History of Drugs :'—" It acquired the name of antimony from the aforesaid Valentine...
- This, therefore, was the reason of this mineral being called antimony (anti-monk), as destructive of the monks.
- 'The cups were common in monasteries.'It is said that these cups were common in monasteries p. 127 - 80% down PDF file by SIR ST. CLAIR THOMSON, M.D.--Doug Coldwell talk 12:23, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
- 'The family antimonial cup gathered increased powers of suggestion with years of being handed down from generation to generation.'The cup, too, could be handed down from generation to generation, gathering increased powers of suggestion with the years. p. 127 - 80% down PDF file by SIR ST. CLAIR THOMSON, M.D.--Doug Coldwell talk 12:23, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
McCallum's document does not in fact back up these claims; I will mark them uncited.[Special:Contributions/220.127.116.11|18.104.22.168]] (talk) 04:47, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
- Provided different inline references by SIR ST. CLAIR THOMSON, M.D. in PDF file.--Doug Coldwell talk 12:23, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
Minor Wording Edit
In the interest of Wikipedia's NPOV policy, I have changed the word "gluttony," which has inherent moralistic/condemning overtones, to the more neutral "overeating." I hope this is a constructive edit, as I am still somewhat new at this. If there's a compelling reason to change it back, then by all means do so. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 02:59, 2 April 2013 (UTC)