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Folklore: Mad ancient healing tool

open mike 05 Jan 10 - 11:57 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Mad ancient healing tool
From: open mike
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 11:57 PM

I just found out about this..
it is (or was) used to draw
poison and or infection out
of a wound. This "stone"
is found in the stomach of
a deer or cow..presumably a
sort of calcified hair ball
type object...typically it
was boiled in milk and placed
on a wound, where it would
stick until it had drawn out
the toxins. especially rabies.
Also known as bezoar.

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