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Alcis Cornua et Ungula, c1745-1807

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Glass specie jar for containing the horn of an elk. From the Burges Collection.

Text on paper contents label reads ‘Catal. mat. med. p. 118. No. 1. Alcis Cornua et ungula.’

Pomet, in his General History of Druggs, says that no part of the elk but the hoof is used in medicine.