The antitoxic serum when injected enttinoxic previously to the toxin also confers immunity (passive) against it; when injected after the toxin it has within certain limits a curative action, though in this case its dose requires to be large.
The temple and the curative establishment of the god were situated outside the city.
Muswell Hill took name from a holy well, of high repute for curative powers, over which an oratory was erected early in the 12th century, attached to the priory of St John of Jerusalem in Clerkenwell.
This is still used for curative purposes, as it was in the days of Herod, but it is neglected and dirty.
It was principally famous, however, for its warm sulphur springs, remarkable for their variety and curative properties (Pliny, Hist.