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The Global Role of Andean Camelids (Llamas, Alpacas, Vicunas, and Guanacos) in Intercultural Exchange, 1568-1970
Marcia Stephenson, Purdue University
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Bezoar Stones in Peru (Article)
Title: Bezoar Stones in Peru
Author: Marcia Stephenson
Abstract: My essay examines in general terms the discovery, use, and circulation of Peruvian bezoar stones during the 16th and 17th centuries. They were considered to be antidotes to poisons and cure-alls for a number of illnesses, including fevers, swoons, melancholy, the plague, palpitations of the heart, vertigo, and intestinal worms.
Primary URL: http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-94-007-3934-5_10167-2
Primary URL Description: This URL is for the Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures. Ed. Helaine Selin. Springer Reference (www.springerreference.com). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, October 18, 2014.
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Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg