Talk:Antimonial cup

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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.

McCallum's document does not in fact back up these claims; I will mark them uncited.[Special:Contributions/|]] (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[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. (talk) 02:59, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

I think your edit was just fine. Do please register and get yourself a user name. Happy editing. Gaius Cornelius (talk) 08:50, 2 April 2013 (UTC)