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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum  |   February 2018
Crimean Thornapple Depicted by Liebig’s Extract of Meat Company
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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum
Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum   |   February 2018
Crimean Thornapple Depicted by Liebig’s Extract of Meat Company
Anesthesiology 2 2018, Vol.128, 271. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002065
Anesthesiology 2 2018, Vol.128, 271. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002065
These images are from the French language version of the trade card distributed by the Liebig Company, which was famous for both producing beef extract and being named after Professor Justus von Liebig, one of chloroform’s discoverers. Relying on the coasts of the Black and Caspian Seas as sources for Datura stramonium, the Liebig Company depicted a Crimean Russian peasant spilling out a basket (upper right) of harvested thornapple fruits. Collected fruits were sorted and decorticated at the Liebig factory (lower left), where a powerful anticholinergic slurry of scopolamine, hyoscyamine, and atropine could be extracted for pharmaceutical purposes. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
These images are from the French language version of the trade card distributed by the Liebig Company, which was famous for both producing beef extract and being named after Professor Justus von Liebig, one of chloroform’s discoverers. Relying on the coasts of the Black and Caspian Seas as sources for Datura stramonium, the Liebig Company depicted a Crimean Russian peasant spilling out a basket (upper right) of harvested thornapple fruits. Collected fruits were sorted and decorticated at the Liebig factory (lower left), where a powerful anticholinergic slurry of scopolamine, hyoscyamine, and atropine could be extracted for pharmaceutical purposes. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
These images are from the French language version of the trade card distributed by the Liebig Company, which was famous for both producing beef extract and being named after Professor Justus von Liebig, one of chloroform’s discoverers. Relying on the coasts of the Black and Caspian Seas as sources for Datura stramonium, the Liebig Company depicted a Crimean Russian peasant spilling out a basket (upper right) of harvested thornapple fruits. Collected fruits were sorted and decorticated at the Liebig factory (lower left), where a powerful anticholinergic slurry of scopolamine, hyoscyamine, and atropine could be extracted for pharmaceutical purposes. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
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George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H., Honorary Curator and Laureate of the History of Anesthesia, Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Clinical Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. UJYC@aol.com.
These images are from the French language version of the trade card distributed by the Liebig Company, which was famous for both producing beef extract and being named after Professor Justus von Liebig, one of chloroform’s discoverers. Relying on the coasts of the Black and Caspian Seas as sources for Datura stramonium, the Liebig Company depicted a Crimean Russian peasant spilling out a basket (upper right) of harvested thornapple fruits. Collected fruits were sorted and decorticated at the Liebig factory (lower left), where a powerful anticholinergic slurry of scopolamine, hyoscyamine, and atropine could be extracted for pharmaceutical purposes. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
These images are from the French language version of the trade card distributed by the Liebig Company, which was famous for both producing beef extract and being named after Professor Justus von Liebig, one of chloroform’s discoverers. Relying on the coasts of the Black and Caspian Seas as sources for Datura stramonium, the Liebig Company depicted a Crimean Russian peasant spilling out a basket (upper right) of harvested thornapple fruits. Collected fruits were sorted and decorticated at the Liebig factory (lower left), where a powerful anticholinergic slurry of scopolamine, hyoscyamine, and atropine could be extracted for pharmaceutical purposes. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
These images are from the French language version of the trade card distributed by the Liebig Company, which was famous for both producing beef extract and being named after Professor Justus von Liebig, one of chloroform’s discoverers. Relying on the coasts of the Black and Caspian Seas as sources for Datura stramonium, the Liebig Company depicted a Crimean Russian peasant spilling out a basket (upper right) of harvested thornapple fruits. Collected fruits were sorted and decorticated at the Liebig factory (lower left), where a powerful anticholinergic slurry of scopolamine, hyoscyamine, and atropine could be extracted for pharmaceutical purposes. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
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