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Animals in Medicine!

Not only plants, but also animals, bacteria, and fungi have been important in the development of modern medicine. Over the centuries, animal parts have been used in a large number of medical preparations, not just as a fat base in ointments but also as active components. Some of the treatments that the older physicians recommended, among them Linnaeus, can even with today’s knowledge be considered to have medical relevance, whereas others only belong to the history of medicine.





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