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Two plants, holy thistle (Silybum marianum) and Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense): flowering and fruiting stems. Coloured etching by C. Pierre, c. 1865, after P. Naudin.

Naudin, Philibert, active 1870.
Date
[1865]
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Description

The holy or milk thistle, on the left, was used medicinally to protect liver from hepatitis, now known to contain flavonoids effective as antidotes to Amanita poisoning

Publication/Creation

[Paris], [1865] (Paris : F. Lamoureux)

Physical description

1 print : etching with rouletted tints, with watercolour

Lettering

Chardon marie Chardon hémorrhoïdal P. Naudin pinxt. C. Pierre sc pl.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 24668i

Languages

  • French


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