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The bezoar stone: a princely antidote, the Távora Sequeira Pinto Collection-Oporto.

  title={The bezoar stone: a princely antidote, the T{\'a}vora Sequeira Pinto Collection-Oporto.},
  author={Maria do Sameiro Barroso},
  journal={Acta medico-historica adriatica : AMHA},
  volume={12 1},
Bezoar stones, once used as universal antidotes and panaceas, but currently regarded as costly and useless medicines of the past, are a major milestone in the history of toxicology. Arabic physicians had been using bezoars in medicine from the 8th century onwards. In the 16th century, the Portuguese controlled bezoar trade from India, and the Portuguese doctors Garcia de Orta, Amatus Lusitanus, and Cristobal Acosta introduced the medicinal use of Oriental bezoars to European medical literature… 
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