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VMs: Nymphs in Rendering Pots?

In 1690 a book was published primarily for merchants in the drug trade,
entitled "Treasury of Drugs Unlock'd", by John Jacob Berlu of London.  The
following entry in the book is startling, and made even more so by the
knowledge that fanciful collector's jars exist with the words "Adeps
Hominis" neatly printed on them:

"Adeps Hominis.

The Fat of Man is gathered from
those parts of Men, as Suet is made
of other Creatures, and Hogs Lard from
Hogs, of which the sweetest and cleanest
is to be preferred."

The horror implied in this one simple paragraph is unfathomable.  


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