doctor's stuff

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Noun[edit]

doctor's stuff (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) medicine
    • 1906, George Bernard Shaw, The Doctor's Dilemma:
      We taught the people to believe in bottles of doctor's stuff; and now they buy it at the stores instead of consulting a medical man.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Stanley Mason, “The Old Age Villanelle”, in Collected poems of Stanley Mason, published 1993:
      I take the doctor's stuff although / It's bitter-tasting, and what's more, / It's not a remedy I know. / Its action seems a trifle slow.