Bezoars

Trichobezoars are hairballs occasionally found in the stomachs of cows or other ruminants. Historically, they were thought to be antidotes for poisoning. Other types of bezoar, formed by ingestion of other kinds of objects, more closely resemble stones. The word is derived from the Persian pād-zahr (anitidote). Anne Garner of the New York Academy of Medicine Library explains in an Atlas Obscura video.

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