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Thread #114152   Message #2434888
Posted By: Paul Burke
09-Sep-08 - 03:22 AM
Thread Name: Tankards
Subject: RE: Tankards
Devon Colic was attrributed more to lead-lined cider presses and pipes. This makes more sense- in a tankard, the lead is in contact with the liquid for a relatively short time (especially if it's my tankard). Here's an article on the disease, its prevalence, symptoms, and discovery of the cause. This case had a wider importance, in that a disease was ascribed directly to a given cause, thus questioning the medical belief of the time that disease was caused by bodily imbalances.