Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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an antidote to poisonsand even against the bites of the venomousreptiles with which tropical Asia abounds. While these virtues must be regarded inthe light of modern science as of course en-tirely imaginary, the ownership of such aprotection may have proved, to some extent,an involuntary and hypnotic aid to the suf-ferer. As a consequence, considerablevalue was often attached to notably finespecimens of bezoars. In India, especially,their value increased enormously in pro-portion to their size and choice specimenscommanded very large prices. They were mounted, according to theirdimensions, for display or for suspensionfrom the person, special care being taken toleave the bezoar substance plainly visible.In many instances, as certain interestinggold-mounted specimens preserved in theCourt Museum at Vienna demonstrate, theywere, even in Europe, thought worthy ofbeing inclosed in the most costly and artisticsettings, by which, of course, their valuewas enhanced to a corresponding extent.
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