Bezoar stone, from a goat, c. 1801-1920
Lithofellic acid bezoar, from a goat, pale green, cylindrical, used as a remedy against many diseases, in original wooden box, labelled
Lithofellic acid bezoar stone, taken from a goat, c. 1801-1920. Bezoars are small stones which form in the stomachs or intestines of certain animals and were once thought to be antidotal. The name comes from an Arabic word meaning 'against all poison'. This example was probably used as a remedy against many diseases.
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