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2 Question :Mummy Magic,In 1822,Alexis St. Martin was shot in the Stomach.?

In Europe during the 12th century, ancient Egyptian mummy skin with wrappings still sticking to it was boiled and ground up for use as a medicineIs this true? Question number two in 1822 Alexis St martin was in the stomach his wound left a gaping hole in his side, so his doctor tired bits of food onto strings,dropped themonside,and later pulled them out to learn how the stomach digest food , is this true?

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  • Dan S
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Both are true.

    The doctor who conducted the stomach food digestion experiments was Dr. William Beaumont. The experiments were conducted in 1825 and in 1833. Alexis St. Martin was shot in the stomach in 1822 in Mackinac Mich. Dr. Beaumont could not completely close the wound, and a small fistula remained, (big enough to slip an index finger in. This strange wound allowed the doctor an open window to a functioning, living human stomach. Mr. St. Martin could no longer continue his job as a fur trader, (voyageur), so Dr. Beaumont hired him as the family handyman.

    http://www.james.com/beaumont/dr_life.htm has a history of Dr. Beaumont.

    Ground up mummies were used as medicines for centuries, and long before the 12'th. century, in the Middle East. The use travelled to Europe as a result of the Crusades. Mummy was a recognised oil painting colour until the early twentieth century.

    Doc. Dan.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Hmmmm, I doubt it. No I don't think thats true.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Both true

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