Physician treating a victim of poisoning

Physician treating a victim of poisoning

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Caption: Physician applying a Bezoar stone to a victim of poisoning. The stone was extracted from the gall-bladder or stomach of an animal such as a goat or an antelope. Bezoar is a corruption of a Persian word meaning counter-poison. From Johannis de Cuba Ortus Sanitatus Strasbourg, 1483.

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