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Separating lead from silver or gold in a cupellation furnace. From Agricola (Georg Bauer) 'De re metallica', Basel 1556. The Foreman consumed quantities of butter to avoid being poisoned (to prevent absorption of lead in the stomach)

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Separating lead from silver or gold in a cupellation furnace. From Agricola (Georg Bauer) 'De re metallica', Basel 1556. The Foreman consumed quantities of butter to avoid being poisoned (to prevent absorption of lead in the stomach)