Velazquez - Royal El príncipe...
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Villena relates that various animals were consumed for medical purposes such as dog meat to make the gums firm around the teeth. Avenzoar related that dogs' excrements were drunk with liquid to alleviate sore throats. He claimed that the same effect is produced if the excrements are mixed with vinegar to make a plaster and placed on the neck.
Medieval men were not exempt of dog bites. To relieve the pain, Avenzoar prescribed crayfish, put in new clay casserole and covered with lid containing some small holes for the vapor to escape. This was cooked until toasted, almost burned. Then the shell, with the meat, was ground until drinkable (by adding liquid). During this time, it was thought that if one extracted a fang from a dog, it would not bite anyone but if a dog eats the meat of another dog, it will become rabid. [Castro. Alimentación. 1996:128:198:200 etc; Ibn Zuhr/García Sánchez. 1992:58:70:124 etc; and Villena/Calero. 2002:23a]
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