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Hispanic American Historical Review (2010) 90 (1): 3–39.
Published: 01 February 2010
... cabinets, this essay considers how Peruvian bezoar stones acquired transatlantic importance following their discovery in 1568 by a Spanish soldier. In spite of its less-than-glamorous physiological genesis as a calcinated concretion formed in the digestive tract of ruminants, including the four species of...
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Published: 01 February 2010
Figure 1 Administering the bezoar stone to an ill man. From Johannes de Cuba, Ortus sanitatis . Translaté de latin (de Jean de Cuba) en françois ( Le traictié des bestes, oyseaux, poissons, pierres précieuses et orines du Jardin de santé ) (Paris: A. Verard, ca. 1499 – 1502), fol. 135v. Image More
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Published: 01 February 2010
Figure 2 This cross section of the bezoar, although not drawn to scale, reveals the stone’s onionlike layers. From Pierre Pomet, Histoire générale des drogues, traitant des plantes, des animaux, & des minéraux , Seconde Partie, Livre premier, Des animaux , Chapitre III, Du Bezoar (Paris More
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2010) 90 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 February 2010
... circulation and shifts in the meaning of objects. First, Marcia Stephenson recovers the history of bezoar stones, hardened secretions from the entrails of animals, which early modern Europeans believed to have medicinal properties, particularly as antidotes to poisons. Knowledge drawn from Asian medicine set...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2018) 98 (1): 122–123.
Published: 01 February 2018
... microstudies on wide-ranging topics such as bezoar stones, the sale of papal bulls, and the organization of forced labor at the Huancavelica mercury mines. The book stands as an inspiration to historians, both new and well-seasoned, who face the excruciating task of bringing order to disparate information...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2016) 96 (3): 481–515.
Published: 01 August 2016